Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros - 8/27/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros (81-46) vs Baltimore Orioles (66-59)

Game Info: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Jose Urquidy (12-4) (3.63) vs Dean Kremer (5-4) (3.45)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -180 / Baltimore Orioles +150 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles will play the Houston Astros in Game 2 of their series at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night.

The Baltimore Orioles are 66-59 this season and have won four of their last five games. Baltimore won Game 1 of this series by a score of 2-0 on Friday night. The Baltimore pitching staff has a 3.87 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a .256 opponent batting average this season. The Orioles offense has scored 534 runs with a .238 batting average and a .305 on base percentage. Anthony Santander is batting .258 with 22 home runs and 71 RBI’s for the Orioles this season. The projected starter for Baltimore is Dean Kremer, who is 5-4 with a 3.45 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 75.2 innings pitched this season.

The Houston Astros are 81-46 this season and have won four of their last five games. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, Houston won all three games in their series against the Twins. The Houston pitching staff has a 3.05 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and a .215 opponent batting average. The Astros offense has scored 580 runs with a .246 batting average and a .319 on base percentage this year. Yordan Alvarez is batting .294 with 31 home runs and 79 RBI’s for the Astros this season. The projected starter for Houston is Jose Urquidy, who is 12-4 with a 3.63 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 134 innings pitched this season.

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Baltimore is 11-1 in their last 12 games against the AL West and 10-4 in their last 14 game two’s of a series. The over is 5-1 in Baltimore’s last 6 Saturday games. Houston is 41-15 in their last 56 home games. The over is 4-1-1 in Houston’s last 6 game two’s of a series. The under is 20-7 in these two teams last 27 head to head meetings in Houston.

Baltimore absolutely shut the Astros down on Friday night to get a huge win for their playoff chances. Baltimore will look to continue their dominant pitching with Dean Kremer, who has allowed seven runs over his last 24.1 innings. For the Astros, Jose Urquidy has allowed eight runs over his last 26.2 innings pitched. I like this pitching matchup and I think we see another low scoring game here.

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