Orioles vs. Astros Prediction
The Houston Astros won in 11 innings last night as it took some time to take down the visiting Baltimore Orioles as huge favorites. Will Houston have an easier time of it this afternoon and post another win over Baltimore?
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Minute Maid Park at 4:10PM ET
TV: ATT SportsNet-SW
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are a -220 favorite on the moneyline. The Orioles are a +200 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8.5 runs. As of Saturday morning, 81 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Houston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Orioles fall in 11 innings
Baltimore lost by a count of 4-3 in 11 innings Friday night at Houston to drop to 19-44 overall and 11-21 on the road. Anthony Santander helped lead the offense as he was 2-for-5 with a double and a run. Chance Sisco finished 1-for-5 with a solo home run. Rio Ruiz was 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Branden Kline took the loss as he allowed one earned run on two hits with no strikeouts or walks over two-thirds of an inning. Andrew Cashner will get the start for the O's tonight as he enters with a 6-2 record, 5.04 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 48 strikeouts over 64 1/3 innings.
Chirinos drives in winning run
Robinson Chirinos drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning with a double Friday night in a 4-3 home victory over Baltimore. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Josh Reddick finished 2-for-5 with a solo home run to help pace the offense. Tony Kemp was 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Tyler White went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Gerrit Cole received a no-decision as he gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits with 14 strikeouts and no walks over seven innings. Cionel Perez picked up the win in relief as he threw three scoreless and perfect innings with two strikeouts. Framber Valdez will start tonight for the Astros as he comes in with a 2-2 record, 3.12 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with 21 strikeouts over 26 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Orioles are 15-43 in their last 58 games overall. Baltimore is 2-5 in the last seven Cashner starts on Saturdays.
The Astros are 42-16 in their last 58 games overall. Houston is 36-16 in its last 52 Saturday games.
Cashner's 6-2 record with poor outlying numbers on a terrible baseball team says a lot about why win-loss records for a pitcher are useless. Expect that win-loss record to even out over time as he can't get lucky with run support all season with Baltimore not going anywhere fast. Even though Houston isn't going with one of its top pitchers tonight, look for Valdez and the bullpen to get enough run support to take care of business today.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS -220