Orioles vs Astros Prediction - MLB Picks 9/20/23

Houston Astros (84-67) vs Baltimore Orioles (94-56)

Game Info: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Cristian Javier (9-4) (4.74) vs () ()

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -130 / Baltimore Orioles +120 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Minute Maid Park. 

Orioles Try to Lock up AL East

The Orioles have caught the Tampa Bay Rays and now they are trying to lock up the AL East. In the first game of this series, the Orioles scored eight runs including three runs in the top of the 9th and that was enough for the late comeback. The Orioles are averaging 5.11 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.28 runs per game. The offense is ranked 6th in the league while the pitching is ranked 8th. 

Orioles Betting Trends

  • The Orioles have won each of their last 10 road games against AL West opponents.
  • The Orioles have covered the run line in nine of their last 10 road games against AL West opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Orioles' last four games against American League opponents.
  • The Orioles have led after 5 innings in each of their last eight road games against AL West opponents.

Astros Try to Hold off Mariners and Rangers

The Astros also sit in first place in the American League West, and now they are trying to hold off the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. Heading into this game the Astros have stumbled a bit, and the pitching has been a big issue heading into this game. In the first two games of this series, the Astros have given up 17 runs total. The Astros are averaging 5.2 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.37 runs per game. The offense is ranked 5th while the pitching is ranked 11th. 

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have lost nine of their last 10 home games against American League opponents.
  • The Astros have failed to cover the run line in nine of their last 10 home games against American League opponents.
  • The Astros have led after 7 innings in each of their last four day games against American League opponents.
  • The Astros have led after 3 innings in each of their last five Wednesday games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the last three day games between the Orioles and Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Orioles vs Astros Facts

  • The Houston Astros rank 4th in the league for batting average this season (.260).
  • The Houston Astros rank 4th in the league for on-base percentage this season (.332).
  • The Baltimore Orioles rank 6th in the league for RBI's this season (751).
  • The Baltimore Orioles rank 6th in the league for batting average this season (.258).

Shane’s Free Pick

This game is going to be higher scoring. The Astros pitching has been an issue heading into this game and the Orioles offense has been strong heading into this game. I also expect the Astros offense to find success here, and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to be higher scoring. Back the over to cash. 

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

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