Astros vs. Orioles Prediction
The Houston Astros rested a lot of starters in a loss yesterday as they prepare for next week's postseason. Will Houston return to form with a victory today as Gerrit Cole makes his final start of the regular season at the Baltimore Orioles?
959 Houston Astros at 960 Baltimore Orioles
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Camden Yards at 7:05PM ET
TV: MASN (BAL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Astros are a -230 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Orioles are a +210 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 82 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Houston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Astros fall in rest game
Houston rolled out the 'B' squad Wednesday afternoon in a 3-1 loss at the Blue Jays. Jake Marisnick was 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run from the leadoff spot. Carlos Correa was one starter who remained in the lineup and he was 1-for-4 with the lone RBI. Myles Straw ended the contest 2-for-3 with a stolen base. Chris Devenski suffered the loss as he gave up two earned runs on one hit with two strikeouts and a walk over two innings.
O's split doubleheader in Boston
After being rained out on Tuesday, the Orioles played a doubleheader at the Red Sox yesterday and were smashed 19-3 in the afternoon game. In the nightcap, Baltimore rebounded with a 10-3 victory. Trey Mancini hit a solo home run and Renato Nunez contributed a 2-run homer for the offense in the first game. Joey Rickard was 2-for-3 with a double. Ryan Meisinger suffered the loss as he was shelled for five earned runs on four hits with no strikeouts and one walk in one-third of an inning. In the second game, Baltimore broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the seventh inning before adding four insurance runs in the ninth. Mancini was 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs and three RBIs. Adam Jones went a perfect 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Nunez was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Caleb Joseph finished 2-for-5 with a double and two runs.
Cole (15-5, 2.92 ERA) draws the start today for the Astros, while Baltimore will go with David Hess (3-10, 5.14).
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 25-8 in their last 33 games overall. Houston is 50-19 in its last 69 road games.
The Orioles are 1-8 in their last nine Thursday games. Baltimore is 14-38 in its last 52 games overall.
Baltimore will be the more weary team after the doubleheader, while Houston will have fresh starters. Take the much better team with the much better starting pitcher and go with the runline bet.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS RL -145