Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles - 5/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (26-17) at Houston Astros (18-28)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
K Gausman (0-1) (2.70) vs. L McCullers (0-1) (5.90)
The Line: Houston Astros +101 / Baltimore Orioles -111 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros look to continue their success against the Baltimore Orioles when the teams meet up again on Thursday night.
The Orioles look to salvage at least one game in their road series with the Astros and after back to back one run losses to start the series they will send Kevin Gausman to the bump to face off against Lance McCullers. Baltimore got off to a red hot start this season but have since cooled off considerably but that doesn’t mean they should be considered at least a co-favourite to win the AL East right now as they are right in the mix with the Boston Red Sox and have as much pop at the plate as any team in the league. Gausman will look for his first win of the season tonight as he is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA while McCullers is 0-1 with a 5.90 mark in his very brief season thus far.
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The Astros meanwhile got off to a very slow start but look like they are starting to piece things back together with a couple of solid outings in the past two days but they have a ways to go still as they are 10 games under the .500 mark. Houston has a very solid roster and surprised a lot of people by getting to the playoffs last season but with so much expectation coming into this season they have crumbled under the pressure and need to go on a serious run before they can get back in the conversation.
Baltimore is 8-2 in their last 10 Thursday games, 5-2 in their last seven on the road, and 4-11 in Gausman’s last 15 road starts while the Astros are 2-8 in McCullers’ last 10 starts, 3-7 in their last 10 against the AL East, and 1-4 in their last five overall. Baltimore has had tough luck in the first two games here but I expect them to rebound with Gausman on the mound as they get to McCullers early and ofte