Orioles vs. Braves Friday Prediction

Baltimore Orioles vs. Atlanta Braves, 6/22/2018 Prediction & Odds

Interleague play heads to SunTrust Park on Friday night when the Baltimore Orioles visit the Atlanta Braves. Will the combined score fall under the betting total for Game 1 of this weekend series?

Game Snapshot & Odds

979 Baltimore Orioles (+170) at 980 Atlanta Braves -200); 8.5 runs

Friday, June 22, 2018

7:35 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park

TV: BAL (MSN2); ATL (FSSO)

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Braves as a -200 favorite. As of this writing, 76% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Braves to beat the Orioles on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Orioles' Cobb allows five runs in loss to Marlins

Alex Cobb surrendered five runs in seven innings and was charged with a loss to the Marlins on Saturday. Catcher J.T. Realmuto did most of the damage, homering twice off the struggling Orioles hurler. Cobb has been one of the worst pitchers in the major leagues this year with no sign of improvement whatsoever. This should have been an easy matchup, at least on paper as the Marlins have scored the second-fewest runs in the majors this year, ahead of only Cobb's Orioles teammates. Cobb falls to 2-9 with a 7.14 ERA and heinous 1.71 WHIP. Both his ERA and WHIP would be the worst in the majors if he had enough innings to qualify.

Braves' Newcomb posts six scoreless innings vs. Padres

Sean Newcomb fired off six scoreless innings while surrendering just two hits in Saturday's win over the Padres. Newcomb struck out seven without walking a batter in what proved to be a fantastic pitcher's duel between he and opposing number Jordan Lyles. The 25-year-old southpaw would be given just a solo home run by Charlie Culberson in terms of offensive support, but that threadbare backing on the scoreboard turned out to be enough in the 1-0 victory. Newcomb improved to 8-2 with the win. He's pitched to a 2.70 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 81/36 K/BB ratio across an even 80 innings this season.

MLB Betting Trends

Baltimore

The Orioles are a perfect 5-0 in their last five games versus the Braves.

Atlanta

The Braves have won eight of Newcomb's last 10 starts and are 6-2 in his last eight outings at home.

Prediction:

The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and while Cobb freaks me out on an under bet, I'm still rolling the dice. The under is 6-2 in the Orioles' last eight road games, is 14-5 in their last 19 games overall, and is 10-2 in their last 12 interleague games. On the other side, the under is 9-2 in the Braves' last 11 home games and is 13-5 in Newcomb's last 18 starts versus a team with a losing record.

 

The Pick: Orioles/Braves under 8.5

Loading...

MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves NLCS Game 2 Pick Austin Riley staked the Braves to a 1-0 series lead in their NLCS matchup with the Dodgers but will Los Angeles rebound in Game 2? First pitch is set for 7:38...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves Prediction Game 1 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and Braves will take place on Saturday night at 8:08 p.m. ET. Will the Dodgers earn a 1-0 series lead or are the Braves the...
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Astros MLB Prediction Following the Astros’ come-from-behind victory last night against the Red Sox, Houston will look to take a 2-0 series lead on Saturday afternoon when these two teams...
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Astros ALCS Game 1 Pick Game 1 of the ALCS is set for 8:07 p.m. ET on Friday when the Astros host the Red Sox on FOX. With Chris Sale set to oppose Framber Valdez, which side has the edge...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Giants Game 5 Prediction It all comes down to Thursday night in San Francisco when the Giants host their bitter rivals the Dodgers for Game 5 of the NLDS at 9:07 p.m. ET. Which team will...