Orioles vs. Astros Runline Wager 8/26/22

by | Aug 26, 2022 | mlb

Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros

Date: Friday August 26th, 08:10 ET

Location: Minute Maid Park

TV: ATT SportsNet-SW

Money Line: Orioles 170 / Astros -210 (Bovada - 50% bonus! Rebats on ALL your wagers; win or lose! Best live betting platform! FAST BTC payouts! What more could you ask for?)

Total Line: 8.5

STARTING PITCHING

Baltimore: Kyle Bradish (1-5, 6.25)
Houston: Lance McCullers Jr. (1-1, 2.45)

Orioles Projected Lineup

Rougned Odor 2B
Ramon Urias 3B
Austin Hays LF
Anthony Santander RF
Terrin Vavra 2B
Jorge Mateo SS
Adley Rutschman C
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Cedric Mullins CF
Kyle Bradish P

Astros Projected Lineup

Jeremy Peña SS
Jake Meyers CF
Kyle Tucker RF
Trey Mancini LF
Alex Bregman 3B
Martín Maldonado C
Yordan Alvarez LF
Jose Altuve 2B
Yuli Gurriel 1B
Lance McCullers Jr. P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Baltimore Orioles: 65-59-0 SU / OU 57-61-5 / Run Line W/L 80-43-0
Houston Astros: 81-45-0 SU / OU 47-72-6 / Run Line W/L 66-59-0

The Houston Astros host the Baltimore Orioles on Friday August 26th at Minute Maid Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 08:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Houston as the favorite (-210), with an OU line set at 8.5.

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The Orioles come into this game having suffered a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Despite the loss, Baltimore’s pitching staff gave up only 3 runs on 11 hits. With their 7 hits, the Orioles could only muster 3 runs. The loss came as Baltimore was the betting underdog, getting 100.0 on the moneyline. The Orioles and White Sox fell below the over under line set at 8.0 runs. Even with the over-under draw, Baltimore has an over-under record of just 57-61-5.

The Orioles come into this game with a 3-2 record over their last 5 contests. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at +2. Baltimore’s offense heads into action averaging 4.0 runs per game in their last 5 contests. Similar to their season average of 4.29. So far, Baltimore has won over half of their 41 series played, going 19-17-5.

In their last game, Houston took down the Twins by a score of 6-3. In the winning effort, the team’s pitchers held the Twins to 3 runs and 7 hits. Offensively, they finished with 5 runs on 11 hits. In the game, Houston was able to take care of business as they were the favorite at -175.0. So far, the team has won 67.0% of the games in which they were favored. With this result, the Astros and Twins combined to surpass the over-under line of 8.5 runs. Now, Houston had an over-under record of 47-72-6.

In their last 5 games, the Astros have put together a record of 4-1. During this time, the team’s run differential sits at +7. Houston is still playing winning baseball, even with their offense averaging just 4.8 runs per game, compared to a season long mark of 4.59. On the season, Houston has won more than half of their series, going 25-12-4.

Pitching Matchup

Mike Minor gets the start for the Reds, with an overall record of 2-10. To date, Minor has an ERA of 6.44 while lasting an average of 5.16 innings per appearance. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.293. Opposing batters have been able to drive the ball with power against Minor, averaging 2.24 homers per 9 innings pitched. In terms of strikeouts, Mike Minor has a strong strikeout percentage of 17.0%, including a per-game average of 4.21. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 3.59 walks per outing.

The Nationals will be giving Cade Cavalli his first start in the majors. This year, he has made 20 appearances for AA Rochester, putting together a 6-4 record and 3.71 ERA. For the season, he has a WHIP of just 1.175.

Cincinnati vs Washington History

Today’s matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals will be their 5th meeting of the season. Currently, Washington is winning the season series 3-1. The over-under record in this series sits at 2-2. The average run total in these games is 8.29 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.25 runs. Going back to last year, Cincinnati won the season series, 5 games to 2. In these 7 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 3-4. Last year, the Reds and Nationals averaged 8.29 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 2.29 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games

Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals Prediction

Heading into Friday’s matchup between Cincinnati and Washington, the Nationals are the slight favorite on the moneyline. Even though Cade Cavalli is making his first start in the big leagues, he has a chance to kick things off right against an inconsistent Reds lineup. I like Washington on the moneyline.

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