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MLB Betting Preview: Baltimore Orioles vs. St. Louis Cardinals

September 13, 2023

The Baltimore Orioles conclude their three-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals with the finale on Wednesday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. They toss out the first pitch at 6:35 p.m. St. Louis got a rare win, 5-2, on Tuesday night against the Orioles. The Orioles are -166 in Wednesday's clash. 

Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

The Orioles (91-53) have had a wonderful season and this season they proved they are a team that can not be overlooked or taken lightly. They have been able to overtake the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East and they have the staying power to contend in the American League. Their lead is down to 2 1/2 games in the AL East. 

They have the horses in their lineup and the starting rotation to get the job done. They have dropped two of three after a seven-game winning streak. 

On offense, they are led by third baseman Gunnar Henderson who has slugged 25 home runs and he has provided one the most consistent big bats in their lineups. Baltimore has a staggering eight players who have hit more than ten home runs this season, including two who have hit 20 or more. They have hit a total of 170 on the season. 

They can be a very dangerous lineup and a very potent one at that. They will send out Kyle Gibson who sports a record of 14-8 to go along with an ERA of 5.12. He has fanned 140 hitters in just 168.2 innings of work. 

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

The Cardinals (64-81) have dealt with a ton of injuries and inconsistent play throughout the season. They have had some serious ups and downs all season long and have dealt with a very struggling offense. They have not been able to find their footing all season long, and have endured a very disappointing season. 

The Cardinals would love to pick up some wins to close out the season and if they are going to do that, they must figure out a way to move runners over and manufacture runs. They are led by second baseman Nolan Gorman who has cracked 27 home runs while driving in 76 runs. The Cardinals can hit, and they can hit home runs but sometimes they become too reliant on the longball. 

They will send out Drew Rom who has a record of 0-2 and will be looking for his first win of the season for the Cardinals. He comes in with an ERA of 7.79 and has been rocked his last two outings. He needs to settle in early and get into a groove. 

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick 

The Orioles are 4-1 in their last five games and 4-1 in their last five games against the spread. They are also 53-21 in their road games against the number and the totals have gone over in five of their last five games and the total has gone over in 33 of their last 69 games at home. 

The Cardinals are 2-3 in their last five games and 1-4 in their last five games against the spread. They are also 34-39 in their road games against the spread and the totals have gone over in three of their last five games and 36 of their last 71 games at home. 

Spooky Express Pick: Baltimore Orioles -166