Pirates vs Orioles Prediction - MLB Picks 5/12/23

Baltimore Orioles (24-13) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (21-17)

Game Info: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)

Kyle Bradish (1-1) (5.95) vs Johan Oviedo (2-3) (5.59)

Betting Odds: Baltimore Orioles -160 / Pittsburgh Pirates +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1 of their series on Friday night at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.

Pirates Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 21-17 this season and they have lost nine of their last ten games. Pittsburgh is coming off of a series loss to Colorado, where they lost two out of the three games played. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 3.82 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .247 opponent batting average this year. The Pirates offense has scored 169 runs with a .245 batting average and a .328 on base percentage. Bryan Reynolds is batting .297 with five home runs and 23 RBI’s for the Pirates. The projected starting pitcher for Pittsburgh is Johan Oviedo, who is 2-3 with a 5.59 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP over 37.0 innings pitched this season.

Orioles Preview

The Baltimore Orioles are 24-13 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Baltimore is coming off of a series win against Tampa Bay, where they won two out of three games. The Baltimore pitching staff has a 4.24 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .251 opponent batting average. The Orioles offense has scored 192 runs with a .252 batting average and a .334 on base percentage this season. Cedric Mullins is batting .248 with four home runs and 28 RBI’s for the Orioles. The projected starting pitcher for Baltimore is Kyle Bradish, who is 1-1 with a 5.95 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP over 19.2 innings pitched this year. 

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Pittsburgh is 9-4 in their last 13 game one’s of a series and 1-9 in their last 10 games. The under is 4-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 5 Friday games. Baltimore is 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 20-8 in their last 28 games. The under is 4-0 in Baltimore’s last 4 games. Pittsburgh is 1-9 in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings in Baltimore. 


Pittsburgh comes into this game after losing nine of their last ten games and will have to face a very good Baltimore team in this matchup. The Orioles have been on fire over the last few weeks and are coming off of a series win against the best team in baseball. Neither starting pitcher in this matchup has very good numbers this year and I think we are going to see a high scoring game. I like the over here. 

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