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Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros - 8/10/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles
Date & Time Saturday August 10, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Oriole Park
Baltimore, Maryland
The Line
Baltimore Orioles +220 / Houston Astros -240 O/U: 11
TV Channel
MAS2, ATSW
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The Houston Astros and the Baltimore Orioles will meet up on the MLB circuit to continue their series on Saturday.

In the series opener on Friday, Houston eked out a 3-2 win.

For Saturday’s game, the Astros will send out Aaron Sanchez in the start. Over his 118.2 innings and 4-14 mark so far, Sanchez has a 5.76 ERA with 105 Ks and 61 BBs.

The Astros scored twice in the first inning and were able to hang on for the rest of the game with a winning run in the seventh inning.
Over on the Orioles’ side, they’re going with Aaron Brooks in the start Saturday. Across 69.1 innings and a 2-5 record this year, Brooks has a 5.45 ERA with 56 Ks and 21 BBs.

Baltimore tied the Astros in hits 8-8 on Friday. Hanser Alberto led the team on a 3-for-4 line.

The Astros are 54-25 in their last 79 in game two of a series and 38-14 in their last 52 Saturday games. Houston is 40-15 in their last 55 games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.

Meanwhile, the Orioles are 31-64 in their last 95 in game two of a series and 16-41 in their lsat 57 Saturday games. The over is 4-1-1 in Baltimore’s last six in game two of a series and the under is 3-1-1 in Brooks’ last five starts overall.

Sanchez’s numbers look pretty ugly this season, but now that he’s with the Astros things are looking up. In his first Houston start, he put up 6.0 innings, zero earned and zero hits.

As for Brooks, he’s given up 13 earned over his last three games in 13.2 innings. Unless this game turns into a high-scoring shootout, I can’t find a whole lot of reasons not to roll with the Astros here.

Pick:
Houston Astros -240

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