Philadelphia Phillies at Baltimore Orioles Matchup

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The Philadelphia Phillies are paying a visit to Camden Yards to square off against the Baltimore Orioles. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be televising this interleague matchup and the game gets going at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Philadelphia Phillies at Baltimore Orioles Odds

Baltimore (+105) is the underdog against Philadelphia (-115) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 9.5 runs. The odds for betting on the games total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds sitting at Phillies -1.5 runs (+130) and Orioles 1.5 runs (-150).

The Phillies are 23-16 SU and have gone 18-21 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 5.0 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season, despite having lost 5.2 units ATS. Philadelphia has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Orioles, on the other hand, are 13-28 SU and 17-24 ATS. They’ve lost 14.7 units for moneyline bettors and 7.0 units ATS. Baltimore has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Orioles games have an over/under record of 20-20-1 thus far in 2018. Philadelphia has an over/under record of 18-18-3.

Nick Pivetta is getting the start for Philadelphia. The right-handed Pivetta is 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA and 42 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Orioles this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Orioles are handing the ball to righty Andrew Cashner (1-4, 4.84 ERA), who has 40 punchouts and 21 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.50. Cashner only made one start against the Phillies in 2017 (1-0, 2.57 ERA and two strikeouts across seven innings).

As a unit, Baltimore’s pitching staff has given up 5.6 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 5.46 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.57 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 8.4 K/9.

The Baltimore hitters are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, including 6.3 per game over its last 10 games and 9.2 per game over their last five. The teams hit .309/.363/.646 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Manny Machado and left fielder Trey Mancini have led the Orioles hitters so far. Machado is hitting .350/.431/.669 with 13 home runs, 38 RBIs and 25 runs scored, and Mancini’s line is .275/.343/.444 with six homers, 16 RBIs and 25 runs.

Machado performed well against righty pitching at home last season. In 265 such plate appearances, he slashed .286/.355/.534 (his total season line was .260/.311/.473).

In the visiting dugout, Philadelphia’s pitchers have allowed 3.7 runs per game and its starters own a 3.53 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 8.52 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.35, along with a WHIP of 1.20 and a K-per-9 of 9.38.

Phillies hitters have slashed .242/.334/.400 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.3 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Outfielders Odubel Herrera and Rhys Hoskins have led Philadelphia’s hitters. Herrera is hitting .360/.430/.561 with six home runs, 24 RBIs and 23 runs scored, while Hoskins is hitting .268/.414/.472 with five homers, 25 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

The Phillies have gained 2.2 units and are 12-16 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 13 of those games, as opposed to 13 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 10.4 units and are 11-16 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs hit in 12 of those games, compared to 15 that’ve gone under.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Orioles, ATS Winner – Orioles, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The Phillies have won five of their last six games SU while the Orioles have won five of their last six SU.
  • Philadelphia has posted 23.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.8 over its last five.
  • The Phillies have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit 21 over their last 10.