In today’s MLB Betting guide, the Baltimore Orioles look to continue their strong play against the Chicago White Sox, while the Philadelphia Phillies look to break their slump vs. the streaking San Diego Padres.
Chicago White Sox (-155) vs Baltimore Orioles (+125)
The Orioles have been surprisingly decent of late, winning six of their past 10 games, and come into this one having won their previous outing. The White Sox are 6-4 as well in their past 10 and only have two more wins on the season than the Orioles. The White Sox looked to be going well and almost swept the high-powered Toronto Blue Jays before being stomped yesterday. The White Sox have been scoring a high amount of runs regardless as it has given support to their pitching which has been pretty bad.
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The White Sox will be throwing Johnny Cueto out on the mound to start in this one after his very strong shutout in seven innings of work in his last outing. He has pitched well for the team since being picked up and has kept baserunners to a minimum with just a 1.08 WHIP (walks+hits per inning pitched). On the mound for the Orioles is Dean Kremer who has pitched just 15.1 innings over three starts this season. His numbers are solid but have been helped out by the defense a little bit. He has gotten better each game he’s pitched and a banged-up White Sox lineup may have some trouble. But unfortunately for Cueto and the White Sox, they will have to really worry about three batters who are hot on the Orioles. Take the Orioles as underdogs in this one as we’re banking on Kremer to continue getting better while going with the under (U9, -120).
San Diego Padres (-155) vs Philadelphia Phillies (+125)
The pitching matchup in this game is very one-sided, as it will be when Padres’ Joe Musgrove is on the mound. He is 8-0 with a 1.59 ERA (earned run average) and a 0.92 WHIP while striking out 81 batters in 79 innings. The Padres have won three in a row and are a strong 20-13 at home this season. Manny Machado is day-to-day and Fernando Tatis Jr. is still sidelined, but the team has continued to win regardless due to their exceptional pitching and still surprisingly top-10 offense.
The Phillies have Ranger Suarez on the mound who has allowed at least two runs in each start in his past seven outings. He doesn’t strike out a ton of batters, doesn’t generally go deep into games, and is sometimes taken advantage of when his control is off for a number of walks in a game. The Phillies have lost three in a row and have scored just seven runs in the past four games, troubling when they’re now facing one of the best pitchers in the MLB who can go very deep into games. At this point, I think it’s a very good decision to go with the Padres and over (O7, -120).
Odds via Yahoo and BetMGM.
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