Orioles Moneyline (+110)
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- Since rejoining the Orioles’ rotation in mid-July, rookie pitcher Grayson Rodriguez has an ERA of just 3.57. He has also given up three or fewer hits in his previous three starts.
- The Houston Astros have struggled against good competition this season. They are just 28-33 on the year against teams with a winning record.
- Before throwing a no-hitter against the Guardians last Tuesday, Framber Valdez finished the month of July with a 7.29 ERA and gave up four or more earned runs in four of his last five appearances.
The Houston Astros will take on the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday evening in the first of a three-game series. Grayson Rodriguez (2-3) will take the mound for the Orioles, who have won four in a row and seven of their last eight games. Meanwhile, Framber Valdez (9-7) gets the starting nod for the Astros, and Houston will look to edge their way closer to the top of the AL West. Now, let’s take a closer look at this Astros vs Orioles matchup and make our best MLB betting picks for this Tuesday night showdown.
Astros vs Orioles Betting Pick
Astros vs Orioles: Orioles Moneyline (+110)
Why Bet on the Orioles To Win:
✅ Orioles’ starting pitcher Grayson Rodriguez has been impressive over the last few weeks. Rodriguez hasn’t allowed a home run in any of his last four starts and has given up three or fewer hits in his last three appearances with the team.
✅ So far this season, Houston is below .500 (28-33) against teams with a winning record. Expect the Astros’ struggles against good competition to continue on Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles.
✅ Astros pitcher Framber Valdez has given up four or more earned runs in four of his last six starts. There’s a good chance Valdez falls flat in his first appearance since throwing a no-hitter against the Cleveland Guardians on August 1.
This game will be played at Camden Yards at 7:05 PM ET on August 8, 2023.
The Houston Astros enter the matchup with a 64-49 record on the season. They currently trail the Texas Rangers by 3.0 games for the top spot in the AL West. However, they hold the second Wild Card spot in the American League and have won five of their last seven games heading into their Tuesday night games against the Orioles.
Houston is led by designated hitter and left fielder Yordan Alvarez, who has recently returned to play after a near two-month absence due to a right oblique injury. Alvarez leads the team with an on-base percentage of .396 and 21 home runs in just 67 games played. The Astros will now look to beat a strong Baltimore Orioles team and claw their way towards the top of their division.
Meanwhile, the Baltimore Orioles hold the best record in the American League at 70-42. The Orioles are three games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays for first place in the AL East, and they have won eight of their last 10 games.
The Orioles offense has been impressive all season long. The team currently ranks in the top six in the league when it comes to runs, RBIs, and doubles. Baltimore has greatly benefitted from the play of catcher Adley Rutschman throughout the year. Rutschman leads the team with a .371 on-base percentage and has been dominant behind the plate all season.
Now, with less than two months remaining in the regular season, Baltimore hopes to finish strong and secure their first playoff appearance since 2016.