Houston Astros (99-53) vs. Baltimore Orioles (79-71)
September 24, 2022 7:05 pm EDT
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +155 / Houston Astros -217; Over/Under: +7
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The Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles meet Saturday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Houston Astros look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last 12 games.
The Houston Astros have scored 5 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 9 of their last 12 games. The Astros have won 8 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 148 hits and 53 RBI, while Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker have combined for 268 hits and 190 RBI. Framber Valdez gets the ball, and he is 16-5 with a 2.57 ERA and 176 strikeouts this season. Valdez is 0-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 8 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Orioles have won 5 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Cedric Mullins leads the Orioles with 148 hits and 57 RBI, while Anthony Santander and Ryan Mountcastle have combined for 256 hits and 160 RBI. Tyler Wells gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 4.25 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Wells is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 4 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 11-3 in their last 14 road games and 62-29 in their last 91 overall. The Orioles are 5-2 in their last 7 games on grass and 20-7 in their last 27 vs. American League West. The under is 5-0-1 in Astros last 6 road games. The under is 23-11-1 in Orioles last 35 overall. The Astros are 13-5 in the last 18 meetings in Baltimore and 1-7 in the last 8 meetings.
The Houston Astros should be favored as they’re the more consistent team and Framber Valdez has been solid all year. Valdez has actually pitched his best on the road, where he has a 2.05 ERA and .196 allowed batting average. However, we’re getting plus money with the Orioles at home, a team that needs to keep winning to stay in the wild card hunt, and they’ve found their offense this week. There’s value with the O’s at this price.