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Astros vs Orioles Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2022

The Astros (80-45) will go up against the Orioles (64-59) in Houston on Friday, August 26 at Minute Maid Park. Each of the rivals will of course be searching for a win as they work their way through the final third of the regular season. Don’t miss the first pitch at 7:10 p.m. CT!

For their upcoming game, the Astros are prepping to go all out in their first ball game with their opponents. In their most recent meeting on June 30, 2021, the score was 2-5 in favor of the Astros. The Astros had five runs to the Orioles four runs. Be sure to tune in and see how it all unfolds at Minute Maid Park.

Astros vs Orioles Prediction

The oddmakers believe that the Astros have better chances of taking this one. Per FanDuel, they are at -225 odds for victory, while Baltimore are +188. Total runs for this contest is predicted to be 8.5.

The last time they played, the Astros outplayed the Twins on Wednesday, by a 5-3 margin. Led by their top hitter, Jose Altuve, who has a batting average of .282, the team is currently batting .247 so far this season. In terms of defense, the team carries an ERA of 3.06 and a .986 fielding percentage.

In their last game on Thursday, the Orioles defeated the White Sox by a score of 4-3. So far this season, the team is currently batting .189, thanks in large part to their top hitter, Boyce Mullins, who has a batting average of .268. Defensively, they have an ERA of 3.87 and a .983 fielding percentage. Be sure to take a look at our odds analysis and make your choices based on the teams’ recent performances!

Going into this clash, the Astros are without Chas McCormick (Finger), Jason Castro (Knee), Blake Taylor (Elbow), Michael Brantley (Shoulder), Thomas Pressly (Neck), Joshua James (Lat), Aledmys Díaz (Groin) and Kyle Tucker (Foot). Then, the Orioles will play without Travis Lakins Sr. (Elbow), Christopher Ellis (Shoulder), John Means (Elbow), Alexander Wells (Elbow) and Tyler Wells (Side).

Moneyline Pick: Astros (-225) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite in the betting market. In their previous encounter against these opponents, the Astros won 2-5.

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Astros vs Orioles Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Houston (-225), Baltimore (+188) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Houston -1.5 (-105), Baltimore 1.5 (-114) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 8.5 Runs (-110), Over 8.5 Runs (-110) at FanDuel

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Astros vs Orioles Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Astros 0.92%, Orioles 0.2%
  • Win % as underdog: Astros 0.08%, Orioles 0.66%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Houston 6-4, Baltimore 7-3

Runline Pick: Astros -1.5 Runs (-105) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Astros will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 8.5 Total Runs (-110) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Orioles have recorded 5.5 runs per game over their last 10. Meanwhile, the Astros have averaged 5.5 runs per game in the same stretch.

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