Baltimore Orioles host Houston Astros in baseball action
Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Baltimore and Houston on Tuesday, with the host Orioles trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
For the Orioles, Wei-Yin Chen gets the ball, charged with keeping the Astros hitters off the base paths. He'll face Bud Norris, 6-9 on the year.
Baltimore was a -240 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Orioles and the league No. 15-ranked Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Baltimore and its American League No. 4-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 14 lineup of the Astros at 3.8 runs per outing.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Baltimore has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.
Houston was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Blue Jays. They lost as +180 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston suffered a 2-1 loss against Toronto on Sunday, as Jarred Cosart wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rogers Centre.
The Orioles were a 5-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Orioles were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Boston staff and losing 5-0 to the Red Sox on Sunday at Camden Yards.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 5-4
After a loss are 3-7
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Astros at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
Houston is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Baltimore is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home
Houston at Baltimore, Wednesday, July 31