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Orioles visit Houston Astros in MLB clash

Baltimore OriolesHouston Astros
June 5, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros Odds

33-25TEAM RECORD21-38

Baltimore pays a visit to Houston on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Astros bats in baseball action at Minute Maid Park.

Freddy Garcia, with a record of 2-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Orioles, while the Astros trot Dallas Keuchel to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2013.

View Baltimore vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston was a +157 moneyline underdogs 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 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The Astros sit at No. 14 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Orioles sit at an American League No. 9 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Orioles defense that ranks No. 13 in the American League at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Orioles batters have averaged on the year (9.6 hits per game).

Defensively, Baltimore features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

The Orioles were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Orioles enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the Astros on Tuesday, with Chris Tillman throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-4
After a win are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Orioles at Astros trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Baltimore's last 12 games
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Houston, Thursday, June 6

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