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MLB Pick: Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles

Overview

The Cleveland Indians are in Baltimore today for the second game of their three game series with the Orioles. The Orioles took the first game off a couple homeruns from Manny Machado and Mark Trumbo. The Orioles have played the Indians well of late winning 9 of the last 11 meetings including the last 5 in a row played in Baltimore.

Head to Head Trends

Indians are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings.
Indians are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Baltimore.

Baltimore Orioles (-125)

The Baltimore Orioles are 1st in the American League East just a half game clear of the 2nd place Boston Red Sox. The Orioles have one of the better offenses in the league averaging 4.85 runs per game but they have been in a bit of a slump over the past few weeks scoring over 5 runs just twice in their last 18 games.

Starting for the Orioles today is Kevin Gausman who is 1-7 with a 4.05 ERA on the season. Gausman has actually pitched pretty good to have just 1 win on the season with 9 of his 16 starts being quality starts it just looks like the Orioles offense can’t get him any runs when he’s on the mound.

Baltimore Orioles Trends

Orioles are 39-14 in their last 53 home games.
Orioles are 3-13 in Gausmans last 16 starts vs. a team with a winning record.

Cleveland Indians (+115)

The Cleveland Indians are 1st in the American League Central a full 6 games clear of the 2nd place Detroit Tigers. The Indians are obviously a solid team but it was that 14 games win streak that propelled them up the standings and a lot of times when an average team goes on a streak like that things will tend to even out and a losing streak is soon to follow.

On the hill for the Indians in this one is Josh Tomlin who is 10-2 with a 3.34 ERA on the season. Tomlin has been impressive this season but unlike Gausman for the Orioles the Indians offense has been scoring plenty of runs when he’s on the mound averaging 5.2 runs in his starts.

Cleveland Indians Trends

Indians are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. American League East.
Indians are 22-4 in Tomlins last 26 starts.

Conclusion

I like the Baltimore Orioles over the Indians in this one. After struggling with the bats for the last few weeks I think the Orioles offense is primed for a big game and I also think Gausman is due for a couple wins so I think the Orioles get the job done today.

Free Pick: Baltimore Orioles -125

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