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MLB BASEBALL

Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros

The fans at Minute Maid Park will be treated to a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Houston Astros when they take their seats on Thursday.

The Orioles will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Miguel Gonzalez in this game. Gonzalez has a 2-2 record and a 4.33 ERA this season.

The Astros will counter Gonzalez with Bud Norris. Righthander Norris has a 3.39 ERA to go along with a 5-4 record this season.

The Orioles were a 11-7 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +139 on the moneyline, while the total score (18) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Baltimore: 33-26 SU
Houston: 22-38 SU

Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Houston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 8 games on the road
Baltimore is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Baltimore's last 13 games
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Friday, June 7
Houston at Kansas City, Friday, June 7