Orioles vs Padres Prediction - MLB Picks 8/16/23

San Diego Padres (56-63) vs Baltimore Orioles (74-45)

Game Info: Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 8:40 pm (Petco Park)

Blake Snell (9-8) (2.63) vs Dean Kremer (11-4) (4.50)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -155 / Baltimore Orioles +142 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Diego Padres will host the Baltimore Orioles for their interleague series finale this Wednesday from Petco Park. San Diego jumped out to a massive lead to take game two by seven, 10-3.

Orioles Preview & Projected Starter 

Baltimore comes in at 74-46 after losing to San Diego. The Orioles were blitzed early yesterday by the Padres, and they’ll look to punch back in game three.  The Baltimore offense is scoring 4.95 runs per game, while batting .252, with a .329 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.09 ERA, with a 1.29 WHIP.  

Dean Kremer (11-4, 4.50 ERA, 120 Ks) will take the bump for Baltimore. The fourth-year pitcher handled Houston well at home last week, holding them to two runs over seven innings of work to pick up his eleventh victory. Kremer earned his first win in over a month, and he’ll attempt to continue to regain his mid-season steam here. Kremer has held teams to two runs or less in seven of his first nine road spots, but he’ll face an uphill battle here with a Pads team that needs to win now. 

Orioles Player Trends & Props

Adley Rutschmann it hitless thru two games in San Diego, but he still leads Baltimore in hits (117), with splits of .268/16/58. 

Ryan Mountcastle has recorded a hit in nine of the last ten games, and he’s posting a line of .268/15/54.

Gunnar Henderson plated three runs in the game one victory, and after producing a run in three straight contests, he’s hit 19 homers with 56 RBI for the season. 

Cedric Mullins has totaled multiple bases in three straight games, he’s batting .257, with 49 RBI for the season. 

Anthony Santander leads Baltimore in HR (21) and RBI (64).

 

Padres Preview & Projected Starter 

San Diego moved to 57-63 after defeating Baltimore. The Padres snapped a three-game skid with the win over the O’s, and they’ll attempt to double down here in the series finale. The San Diego offense is scoring 4.31 runs per game, while batting .228, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.76 ERA, with a 1.23 WHIP. 

Blake Snell (9-8, 2.63 ERA, 171 Ks) will take the mound for San Diego. The eighth-year lefty delivered in the desert last time out, striking out seven thru six innings, while holding the DBacks to two runs to earn his ninth victory. Snell hopped back above .500 for the first time this season, and he’s been in great form since the end of May, holding clubs to two runs or less in 13 of his last 14 starts. The Seattle native will look to pin down win number ten here Wednesday.

Padres Player Trends & Props

Juan Soto is hitless thru his last three games, but he still leads the Padres in home runs (24) and RBI (75), with 111 hits.

Manny Machado plated two runs in the win over his former squad last night, and he’s posting splits of .255/21/72. 

Fernando Tatis collected three hits in the game two victory, and he’s posting a solid line of .261/19/62. 

Xander Bogaerts has collected a hit in eight of the last ten games,  and he leads the Pads in hits (118), while batting .272.   

Ha-Seong Kim brings an identical 8/10 hit trend in this matchup,  and he leads SD in batting (.287), with 15 homers and 42 RBI.

Corey’s Free Pick

We could be in for a great pitching matchup here with two Cy Young candidates set to face off at Petco Wednesday, and while I’d like to buy into the duel on the mound, this number feels very attainable. Along with having two of the top arms in Blake Snell and Dean Kremer set to go, this contest will also feature two of the best lineups in the league, and the elements are there to target the total. While I think Snell and the Pads bully their way to a victory here, let’s back the Over for a bit more security in this interleague matchup. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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