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MLB Betting Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Baltimore Orioles
September 3, 2023
The Baltimore Orioles (84-51) and Arizona Diamondbacks (70-66) will conclude their three-game series in Arizona soon. With the series tied one game each, who will take over to win the series?
Date: Game 3 on September 3, 2023 at 4:10 PM ET
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona
Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview
The Orioles are ranked as the third best team in the league for another week in a row. They have gone 7-3 in their recent 10 game play, which includes a win and loss against the Diamondbacks. Jack Flaherty (8-8) will work on the mound for the finale with an ERA of 4.73.
They have been upholding a .255 batting average, yet their rivals are capitalizing with a .244 average against them. This is a solid ratio and it might be just enough to get the job done.
Their on-base percentage (OBP) sits modestly at .320. With an ERA of 4.04 and a slugging percentage of .425, these stats are also better than the Diamondbacks.
The Orioles continue to hold a narrow 2.5 game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East. Winning another crucial game here would help offer some breathing room in the division.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview
The Diamondbacks have moved from 13
in the power rankings and have an opportunity to potentially slide into the top 10 with a win here. They have gone 5-5 in their previous 10 matchups, but still have some work to do in the division. Zac Gallen (14-6) takes the mound with an ERA of 3.32.
Despite their solid .253 batting average, their pitching struggles, yielding a .254 average to opponents. Essentially, they mirror their hitting achievements with what they concede on the mound.
Their ability to get on base impresses with a .323 OBP, slightly edging out the Orioles. However, their ERA sits at 4.63, a tad higher. Notably, their slugging percentage stands at .418, in close competition with the Orioles' .425.
The Diamondbacks have held down the runner-up spot in the NL West nearly all season, as they trail the Los Angeles Dodgers by 13.5 games. More wind would help, especially against a top team in the league.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
According to the odds provided by MyBookie, it appears that the Arizona Diamondbacks hold a slight edge as favorites for victory. A closer look at market analysis suggests that they have a 60 percent probability of achieving success.
Baltimore Orioles: +114
Arizona Diamondbacks: -135
The Orioles have a 42-25 record on the road, while the Diamondbacks are 36-33 at home. This is a toss up, but look for the Orioles to pull it off.
Final Pick: Take the Baltimore Orioles to Win at +114
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