Baltimore Orioles (23-25) at Houston Astros (31-19)
|Date & Time||Monday June 1, 2015, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Houston Astros -110 / Baltimore Orioles +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Orioles have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Orioles have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Jones leads baltimore with 56 hits and 26 RBI while Chris Davis and Jimmy Paredes have combined for 55 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost six of their last eight road games. Ubaldo Jimenez gets the ball, and he’s 3-3 with a 3.14 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Jimenez is 4-0 with a 2.56 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Houston Astros look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Astros have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Astros have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 65 hits and 21 RBI while Evan Gattis and Chris Carter have combined for 58 RBI. The Houston Astros have split their last six home games. Brett Oberholtzer takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Oberholtzer is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 11-5 in Jimenezs last 16 starts. The Astros are 7-3 in their last 10 games as a home favorite and 2-5 in Oberholtzers last 7 starts. The Orioles are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I don't trust the O's on the road, and I certainly don't trust Jimenez, who has always been horrible whenever I backed him. I like the Astros at home for the regular chalk.