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UNDERS Commonplace when ‘Stros, O’s Meet

Offense has been hard to come by when the Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles have clashed. The two teams have averaged a combined 5.4 runs per game in their past five meetings – all of which went UNDER. The Astros and Orioles kick off a four-game set in Baltimore Thursday.

SHARK BITES
  • Jose Altuve went 1-for-13 in the Astros’ past series with the Orioles.
  • The UNDER is 22-8 in the Orioles’ past 30 games.
  • The Astros are 2-9 SU and against the runline in their past 11 games against teams with winning records.

The Orioles are happy to see that Kevin Gausman’s spot in the rotation has him pitching at Camden Yards. Gausman has a 2.39 ERA at home this season, compared to a wretched 5.32 ERA on the road.

Joe Musgrove has had an excellent start to his MLB career, as the righty has a 1.47 ERA with a 0.8 WAR through his first three appearances – two starts. The rookie has started his career by posting a stellar 21/2 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Baltimore Orioles in this matchup found them as -129 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.4-3.7 win for the Astros on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

66-53 Baltimore battles the Astros, currently with a 61-59 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Houston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Baltimore Orioles and the No. 24-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Baltimore Orioles No. 10-rated offense, averaging 4.65 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 7 at 4.14 in runs allowed per game. The Baltimore Orioles have averaged 8.95 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.43 hits per game).

Baltimore owns the No. 15 defense, allowing 4.65 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 7-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 8-2 on Wednesday behind a start from C Martinez at Minute Maid Park.

The Orioles endured a 8-1 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Wednesday, with D Bundy throwing 4.1 innings of 9-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Baltimore is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Baltimore's last 25 games

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Baltimore, Friday, August 19th

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