Indians vs. Orioles - 5/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (26-19) at Cleveland Indians (25-20)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
U Jimenez (2-5) (6.04) vs. T Bauer (3-2) (4.31)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -121 / Baltimore Orioles +111 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Orioles have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Baltimore Orioles offense has been hit or miss this season, and they’ve lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 56 hits, Mark Trumbo has 32 RBI and Chris Davis has 10 home runs. Mike Wright gets the ball, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.97 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Wright’s first career game against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Indians have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Cleveland Indians offense is picking up steam, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 57 hits, Mike Napoli has 30 RBI and Jason Kipnis has six home runs. Trevor Bauer takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 4.31 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games and 2-5 in Wrights last 7 road starts. The Indians are 13-3 in their last 16 Friday games and 2-5 in Bauers last 7 starts. The Orioles are 18-38 in the last 56 meetings in Cleveland and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Orioles are back in one of their slumps and the Indians are currently one of the hottest teams in baseball. With Bauer on the hill and against a struggling Wright, I like the home team and cheap price.