Baltimore Orioles vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/10/14
St. Louis Cardinals (61-53) at Baltimore Orioles (66-49)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Camden Yards)
Lance Lynn (R) (11-8) (2.893) vs. Kevin Gausman (R) (6-3) (3.774)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -122 / St. Louis Cardinals +112 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, MASN
The Baltimore Orioles look to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Cardinals are 4-4 in the month of August and seven games above a .500 record. The Cardinals pitching staff has gotten creamed in this series, allowing 22 runs in their first two games. Overall, the Cardinals have an ERA of 3.53, which is ninth in baseball, and they’ve lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Matt Adams has a hit in seven of his last 10 games and Jhonny Peralta has three extra base hits in his last three games. Lance Lynn takes the ball, and he’s 11-8 with a 2.89 ERA and has 127 strikeouts in 140 innings. This is Lynn’s second career game against the Orioles.
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The Orioles are 7-2 in the month of August and 18 games above a .500 record. The Orioles batting lineup is crushing the ball lately, producing seven or more runs in four of their last six games. The O’s have now won 10 straight when scoring more than three runs. Adam Jones has four hits in this series and J.J Hardy has five RBIs in this series. The Orioles have an ERA of 3.64, which is 13th in baseball. Starting is Kevin Gausman, who is 6-3 with a 3.77 ERA and has 40 strikeouts in 62 innings. This is Gausman’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 20-7 in Lynns last 27 starts during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Lynns last 5 road starts. The Orioles are 4-1 in Gausmans last 5 home starts and 5-1 in Gausmans last 6 starts overall.
It's really tough to pick againt the O's with the way they've been crushing the ball. If that continues, the Cards stand no chance.