Astros vs. Orioles - 5/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (26-17) at Houston Astros (18-28)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
T Wilson (2-2) (3.68) vs. C McHugh (4-4) (5.13)
The Line: Houston Astros -116 / Baltimore Orioles +106 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros play game two of their series Wednesday night.
The Baltimore Orioles look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Baltimore Orioles offense has been consistent as of late, and they’ve won 11 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 54 hits, Mark Trumbo has 31 RBI and Chris Davis has 10 home runs. Tyler Wilson gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.68 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Wilson’s first career game against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Astros have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Houston Astros offense has struggled all year, and they’ve lost nine of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 58 hits, Colby Rasmus has 31 RBI and George Springer has nine home runs. Collin McHugh takes the hill, and he’s 4-4 with a 5.13 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. McHugh is 1-0 with a 4.66 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 13-3 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in Wilsons last 7 starts. The Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 21-6 in McHughs last 27 home starts. The under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Astros won a tight and long game Tuesday night, and maybe that's what they needed to help put together a string of victories. Houston is too talented of a team to continue these struggles. I'll side with the home team and cheap price.