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(61-59) Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles (66-52)
Date: Thursday August 18, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
Projected Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs Kevin Gausman
MLB Moneyline Odds: Baltimore -116
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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Joe Musgrove made a statement in his first career starts over the past two weeks, but can he keep it rolling heading into Baltimore to face a tough Orioles lineup?
The Astors are littered with young talent and this is even after sending away Jonathan Villar, Mark Appel and others.
To supplement the established talent in Jose Altuve, George Springer and Carlos Correa, recent call-ups include top prospects Alex Bregman and, before him, slugger AJ Reed.
Bregman just his hit first career homer and has picked up the slack with the bat after a slow start.
Another call-up that is having success early on is the man who will take the hill, Joe Musgrove.
In his first three appearances, he has logged a 1.47 ERA and a 0.76 while striking out 21 over 18.1 innings.
The Orioles lineup is about as deep as they come, sitting 9th in total runs scored with 552 but leading the entire MLB with 176 homers.
Manny Machado, Chris Davis, Mark Trumbo, and Adam Jones all have slugged more than 20 on the season.
Kevin Gausman has always had a world of potential, but it hasn’t quite translated into becoming the superstar many projected him to be.
On the season, he owns a 4.04 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP, with 121 strikeouts and a 3-10 record.
Zach Britton remains one of the game’s best closers and has both a sub-1.00 ERA and WHIP.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Houston is 4-6 in their past 10 games
- the Padres have gone 27-31 on the road
- Baltimore is 39-18 at Camden Yards this year
- The O’s are 4-6 in their past 10
Free Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction:
While Baltimore has been dominant at home this season, they have yet to face Joe Musgrove and may not have a scouting book on him.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Astros ML
The Astros are +107 on this game and I like their hitters against Gausman, I’ll gamble on the underdog.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 5-3
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