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Moneyline Favors Baltimore Orioles in MLB Battle with Houston Astros

Baltimore Orioles


Houston Astros
Thursday, May 29, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros will look to improve on a 22-32 record when they take on the Baltimore Orioles, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

Ubaldo Jimenez, with a record of 2-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Baltimore Orioles, while the Houston Astros trot Brad Peacock to the mound in this one. He is 1-4 so far in 2014.

Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

Houston was a 124 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.

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Computer Prediction: Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3.6 win for the Orioles. A 4.1-3.6 result in favor of the Orioles is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros bring a 22-32 record to the battle against the 26-25 Orioles. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Baltimore injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Houston Astros at No. 9 and the Baltimore Orioles at No. 19 heading into this contest.

How Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 24-rated batting order, averaging 3.81 runs per nine innings, against the No. 9 lineup of the Baltimore Orioles at 4.29 runs per outing.

Defensively, Baltimore features the No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.71 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 at home, scoring 3.92 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 8-3 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -129 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Baltimore didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-3 to Milwaukee on Wednesday at Miller Park.

Houston won its last outing, a 9-3 result against the Royals on May 28. Bettors who backed the Astros at +127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Houston rolled to a 9-3 win against Kansas City on Wednesday, as Jarred Cosart and the Astros' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Baltimore's last 10 games
Baltimore is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games on the road
Baltimore is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Houston
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore at Houston, Friday, May 30th