Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Guardians - 9/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cleveland Guardians (68-60) vs Baltimore Orioles (68-61)

Game Info: Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Shane Bieber (8-7) (3.02) vs Kyle Bradish (2-5) (5.63)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -180 / Baltimore Orioles +155 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles will play the Cleveland Guardians in Game 3 of their series at Progressive Field on Thursday night.

The Baltimore Orioles are 68-61 this season and have lost two of their last three games. Baltimore won Game 2 of this series by a score of 4-0 on Wednesday night. The Baltimore pitching staff has a 3.82 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average this season. The Orioles offense has scored 543 runs with a .236 batting average and a .304 on base percentage. Anthony Santander is batting .257 with 23 home runs and 73 RBI’s for the Orioles this season. The projected starter for Baltimore is Kyle Bradish, who is 2-5 with a 5.63 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 80 innings pitched this season.

The Cleveland Guardians are 68-60 this season and have lost four of their last six games. Cleveland won Game 1 of this series by a score of 5-1 on Tuesday night. The Cleveland pitching staff has a 3.65 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a .233 opponent batting average. The Guardians offense has scored 543 runs with a .250 batting average and a .311 on base percentage this year. Jose Ramirez is batting .284 with 26 home runs and 106 RBI’s for the Guardians this season. The projected starter for Cleveland is Shane Bieber, who is 8-7 with a 3.02 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 152 innings pitched this season.

Baltimore is 18-43 in their last 61 Thursday games and 3-8 in their last 11 game three’s of a series. The under is 7-0 in Baltimore’s last 7 games. Cleveland is 7-1 in their last 8 game three’s of a series and 4-2 in their last 6 games against the AL East. The under is 12-3-1 in Cleveland’s last 16 Thursday games. The under is 12-4 in these two teams last 16 head to head meetings in Cleveland.

This is such a big game for both teams as they continue to try and push for the postseason. Cleveland has a slim lead in the AL Central over the Twins, while Baltimore is two games out of a wild card spot. Baltimore is starting Kyle Bradish, who has allowed nine runs over his last 23.2 innings pitched. For the Guardians, Shane Bieber has allowed four earned runs over his last 27.1 innings pitched. I like Cleveland in this game, as Bieber is much better than Bradish.

David’s Pick Guardians -1.5

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