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MLB Betting Preview: Baltimore Orioles vs. San Diego Padres

August 16, 2023


The Baltimore Orioles enter this game having won three of their last five games but are coming off a 3-10 loss on the road against the San Diego Padres in game two of the series on Tuesday which also ended their three-game winning streak.

Meanwhile, the San Diego Padres enter this game having lost three of their last five games but are coming off a 10-3 win at home against the Baltimore Orioles in game two of the series which also ended their three-game losing streak.

BookMaker has the San Diego Padres listed as -162 money line favorites at home against the Baltimore Orioles and has set the total for the over/under plays at 7.5 runs. Which team will come away with the series win by winning game three on Wednesday night? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.

Baltimore Orioles Team Preview

The Baltimore Orioles enter this game with an overall record of 74-46 which puts them in 1st place in the AL East and are coming off a 3-10 loss in game two of the series against the San Diego Padres.

Offensively, Baltimore scored three runs off 11 hits with two of the runs coming in the 9th inning which included a one-run home run hit by Austin Hays.

The Orioles will send Dean Kremer to the mound for game three of the series against the Padres on Wednesday. Kremer is 11-4 this season with a 4.50 ERA while recording 120 strikeouts.

San Diego Padres Team Preview

The San Diego Padres enter this game with an overall record of 57-63 which puts them in 4th place in the NL West and are coming off a 10-3 win against the Baltimore Orioles in game two of the series.

Offensively, the Padres scored ten runs off 13 hits with five of the runs coming in the 1st inning which included a grand slam hit by Gary Sanchez that also scored Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts, and Jake Cronenworth.

Blake Snell will take the mound for San Diego against Baltimore on Wednesday for game three of the series. Snell is 9-8 on the year with an ERA of 2.63 and has recorded 171 strikeouts.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Both teams are 5-5 in the last ten games in the series, however, San Diego has outscored Baltimore by an average of 6.7 to 6.1 runs per game in those matchups. The Orioles have won two of the last three games in the series, however, the Padres have outscored the Orioles by an average of 5.33 to 5 in those contests.

The over is 7-2-1 in the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 12.8 runs per game in those contests. The over has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 10.33 runs per game in those matchups.

Baltimore enters this game with a better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. However, the Padres have outscored the Orioles by an average of 6.7 to 6.1 runs per game over the last ten and 5.33 to 5 runs per game over the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the money line for the San Diego Padres at -162 on BookMaker for this matchup on Wednesday night.

Spooky Express Pick: San Diego Padres Money Line (-162)