Orioles vs. Astros Prediction
The Baltimore Orioles won as big underdogs at the Houston Astros yesterday and will look for the same sort of result in today's series finale. Will Baltimore find a way to a =nother victory?
971 Baltimore Orioles at 972 Houston Astros
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Minute Maid Park at 2:10PM ET
TV: ATT SportsNet-SW
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are a -190 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Orioles are a +180 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 82 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Houston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Nunez, Martin power Orioles
Baltimore picked up a 4-1 victory Saturday at Houston to improve to 20-44 overall and 12-21 on the road. A fielder's choice grounder by Pedro Severino scored a run in the top of the eighth inning broke a 1-1 tie, while a Richie Martin two-run homer in the top of the ninth provided some insurance. Martin paced the offense as he was 2-for-4 with the home run and two RBIs. Renato Nunez finished 1-for-3 with a solo homer. Hanser Alberto ended the contest 2-for-5 with a double. Paul Fry threw 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win as he allowed no hits with two strikeouts and one walk. Miguel Castro threw 1 1/3 innings of perfect baseball to pick up the save. Dylan Bundy will start today for the O's as he comes in with a 3-6 record, 4.64 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 64 strikeouts over 64 innings.
Astros struggle to generate offense
Houston was held to four hits at home Saturday in a 4-1 loss against Baltimore to drop to 44-22 overall and 23-9 at home. Derek Fisher helped lead the offense as he was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Alex Bregman finished 1-for-3 plus a walk. Garrett Stubbs was also 1-for-3. Will Harris suffered the loss in relief as he gave up one unearned run on two hits with no strikeouts or walks over one inning of work. Wade Miley gets the start today for the Astros as he enters with a 5-3 record, 3.39 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 60 strikeouts over 74 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Orioles are 16-37 in their last 53 games versus the AL West. Baltimore is 16-43 in its last 59 games.
The Astros are 42-17 in their last 59 games overall. Houston is 8-3 in its last 11 games versus the AL East.
Baseball is a tricky game to predict as Saturday showed, but it's hard to imagine Baltimore winning this series. Miley seems like the perfect sort of pitcher to frustrate the undisciplined O's bats, while Bundy is erratic and prone to the one or two bad innings that crush his overall numbers. I'm taking the favored Astros here as I don't see enough reward to outweight the risk on Baltimore.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS -190