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Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros - 8/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (61-59) at Baltimore Orioles (66-53)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)

C McHugh (7-10) (4.70) vs. W Miley (7-10) (5.23)

The Line: Baltimore Orioles -115 / Houston Astros +105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: RTSW, MAS2

Over at Oriole Park on Friday, the Houston Astros and the Baltimore Orioles will be continuing their MLB series. 

This will be game two of the set. On Thursday, the Orioles bagged a big 13-5 win. 

Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros - 8/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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For Friday’s game, the Astros will be bringing out right-hander Collin McHugh. In his 24 starts and 7-10 record this year, McHugh has a 4.70 ERA with a 1.48 WHIP in 134 innings. McHugh took a loss his last time out in Toronto, going 5.1 innings with five hits and three earned. 

The Astros have a number of noteworthy swingers in their order. Jose Altuve leads the charge on 172 hits with 87 runs, 75 RBI and 19 homers. George Springer has hit 123 times with 86 runs, 23 homers and 68 RBI. Carlos Correa has managed 121 hits with 59 runs and 82 RBI. 

On the Orioles’ side, we’ll be seeing lefty Wade Miley in the starting role Friday. In his 22 starts and 7-10 record, Miley holds a 5.23 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP in 127.1 innings. Taking a no-decision in San Francisco last time out, Miley logged eight hits with six earned in 4.1 innings. 

Baltimore has some key swingers too. Manny Machado has hit 142 times with 83 runs, 26 homers and 69 RBI. Adam Jones sits on 128 hits with 71 runs, 23 homers and 70 RBI. Jonathan Schoop has hit 128 times with 64 runs and 62 RBI. 

The Astros are 7-1 in their last eight Friday games, and 4-1 in their last five games versus a left-handed starter. Houston is also 1-6 in their last seven game twos of a series, and 0-4 in McHugh’s last four starts. 

As for the Orioles, they’re 4-1 in their last five Friday games, and 0-4 in their last four game twos of a series. Baltimore is also 2-4 in their last six against the AL West and 13-4 in their last 17 against a team with a winning record. 

I think McHugh will come out and handle things for this one. I’ll take the Astros.

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