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MLB Predictions: Will the Astros cruise past the Orioles again? 4/4/18

Can the Houston Astros keep rolling along when they take on the Baltimore Orioles this afternoon at 2:10PM ET?

GAME SNAPSHOT

(967) Baltimore Orioles at (968) Houston Astros

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Location: Minute Maid Park – Houston, Texas

Weather: Indoors

Time: 2:10PM ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Houston is heavily favored in this game, as the Astros are getting odds of -200 to win against Baltimore. The Orioles are getting a money line of +175 to prevail. The over/under total is currently listed at 8.5 runs.

PITCHING MATCHUP

The pitching matchup for today’s game has Dylan Bundy of the Orioles facing Dallas Keuchel of the Astros. Keuchel has taken the only loss for the 5-1 Astros, as he gave up three runs and seven hits over six innings to the Rangers last week. Bundy helped lead Baltimore to its only win as he pitched seven scoreless innings against the Twins last week in a no-decision. He had seven strikeouts while allowing five hits.

Bet on MLB for Wednesday, April 4, 2018

PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION

The public betting for this game is behind the Astros. Houston is getting 70 percent of the wagers as the clear favorite against the Orioles.

KEY INJURIES

Baltimore continues to have Mark Trumbo on the injury report. Trumbo is on the DL due to a quad strain. Houston shortstop Carlos Correa is questionable for today’s game after suffering a toe injury on Monday.

BETTING STRATEGIES

Tuesday saw the Astros pick up a 10-6 win over the Orioles to continue their strong start to the season. They have won all five of their victories by multiple runs. Josh Reddick had the big night on Tuesday, picking up a pair of home runs while driving in six runs. Carlos Correa added a pair of hits and had three RBI in the victory as well.

Justin Verlander had a somewhat shaky start for Houston, allowing four runs over 5.2 innings. He did strikeout nine but was not part of the decision. The Baltimore bullpen allowed seven runs over three innings of work while starter Mike Wright gave up three runs over five innings. Adam Jones and Jonathan Schoop each had three hits to lead Baltimore at the plate. School scored three times while Jones drove in three runs.

The Astros are continuing where they left off from last season. They have great hitting options and are getting strong pitching for the most part. I see Keuchel bouncing back today in his first start at home while Baltimore’s bullpen will continue to be an issue. I like Houston big.

 

MLB PREDICTIONS: HOUSTON ASTROS -1.5 (-105)

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