Baltimore Orioles vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/3/14
Cincinnati Reds (66-72) at Baltimore Orioles (80-57)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Dylan Axelrod (R) (1-0) (1.636) vs. Miguel Gonzalez (R) (7-7) (3.600)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -165 / Cincinnati Reds +155 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-OH, MASN 2
The Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles play game two of a three-game series Wednesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Cincinnati Reds have split their last 10 games and are six games below a .500 record. The Reds inability to score runs consistently has hurt them all year, as they’ve produced three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Reds have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or fewer runs. Todd Frazier has hit safely in seven of his last eight games and Jay Bruce is coming off a 4-RBI performance. The Cincinnati Reds have and ERA of 3.50, which is 10th in the majors. Dylan Axelrod takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA and has 15 strikeouts in 11 innings. This is Axelrod’s second career game against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles have won seven of their last nine games and are 23 games above a .500 record. The Orioles continue to bring out the big bats, producing four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The O’s have won 22 of their last 23 games when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz has an RBI in three straight games and Nick Markakis has five hits in his last three games. The Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 3.59, which is 13th in the majors. Starting is Miguel Gonzalez, who is 7-7 with a 3.61 ERA and has 89 strikeouts in 127 innings. This is Gonzalez’s first career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 7-19 in their last 26 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series. The Orioles are 19-7 in Gonzalezs last 26 home starts and 5-2 in Gonzalezs last 7 starts overall.
The Reds are due for a win and Axelrod has been solid in the limited action he's seen this season. This pick is more so against the heavy juice the Orioles are getting. The value is on the Reds here.