Dodgers vs. Orioles - 7/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (48-35) at Los Angeles Dodgers (48-38)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 3:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
K Gausman (1-6) (3.97) vs. B Norris (4-7) (3.89)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -153 / Baltimore Orioles +143 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers play a rubber game early Wednesday afternoon.
The Baltimore Orioles look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The Orioles have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Baltimore Orioles offense has been on fire lately, and they’ve won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 105 hits, Mark Trumbo has 62 RBI and Jonathan Schoop has 13 home runs. Kevin Gausman gets the nod, and he’s 1-6 with a 3.97 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. This will be Gausman’s first career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has been hit or miss lately, but they’ve won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 101 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 40 RBI and Justin Turner has 11 home runs. Bud Norris takes the hill, and he’s 4-7 with a 3.89 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. This will be Norris’ second career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Gausmans last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 40-19 in their last 59 during game 3 of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games. The Orioles are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers usually play their best ball on their home field and have been real hot the last few weeks. Also, I have little confidence in Gausman, who hasn't had much success this season. I give the home team the edge in this early contest.