Astros vs. Orioles Prediction
Will the Houston Astros have any trouble when they go on the road to face one of the league’s worst teams, the Baltimore Orioles, today at 7:05PM ET?
917 Houston Astros vs. 918 Baltimore Orioles
Friday, August 9, 2019
7:05PM ET – Oriole Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -255 to win. The Orioles are listed with a money line of +210 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 10.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 84 percent going on the Astros on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Astros keep rolling
Houston is riding a six-game win streak right now following a pair of wins over the Rockies at home this week. The Astros are 75-40 on the season, 32-25 on the road and 61-49 with the under. Houston has Wade Miley getting the start tonight. He is 10-4 on the season with a 3.05 ERA.
The Astros are definitely one of the most complete teams in the league. They have a 3.71 team ERA with a 1.12 team WHIP on the mound. At the plate, Houston is putting up 5.39 runs per game while batting .272 as a team. Yuli Gurriel is leading the team with 29 doubles, 23 home runs and 80 RBI. Alex Bregman is adding 20 doubles, 27 home runs and 70 RBI.
Orioles beat up by Yankees
Baltimore is coming off getting swept at home by the New York Yankees, giving up 32 runs in the three games. The Orioles are now 38-76 on the season, 17-41 at home and 57-49 with the over. Baltimore has Dylan Bundy is getting the start tonight. He is 5-11 on the season with a 5.15 ERA.
The Orioles have the league’s worst pitching staff, posting a 5.70 team ERA and a 1.47 team WHIP. At the plate, Baltimore is putting up 4.37 runs per game on offense while batting .244. Trey Mancini is leading the team with 26 doubles, 27 home runs and 65 RBI while Renato Nunez has 20 doubles, 25 home runs and 63 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 13-3 in their last 16 games against a right-handed starter and 37-14 in their last 51 series openers.
The Orioles are 6-2 in their last eight games against a left-handed starter and 17-42 in their last 59 Friday games.
Houston is locked in right now and Miley has been locked in as well. Houston has won six of his last seven starts. He threw six scoreless innings against the Orioles earlier this year and could do more of the same today. Baltimore is struggling at the plate and even worse on the mound. Bundy hasn’t been too bad in recent weeks, but he’s not at the level of Houston’s pitching and is facing a much tougher lineup today.
MLB Prediction: Houston Astros -1.5 (-170)