In today’s MLB betting guide, the Baltimore Orioles look to stay hot and trample the struggling Los Angeles Angles, while the New York Mets host the Miami Marlins.
Baltimore Orioles (-115) vs Los Angeles Angels (-105)
In a turn of events, the Orioles have officially passed the Angels in the standings after a very hot start to the year by Los Angeles. They are also the better choice in this one as they’ve won four games in a row sweeping the Texas Rangers and four in a row at home where the Orioles are 21-17. The Angels are only 17-22 on the road, and even though they are coming off of a 5-2 win against the Marlins, they had previously lost four consecutive games.
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Once again, the Angels have really been struggling with batting and they don’t have a strong pitcher on the mound to help with that. Chase Silseth is starting today for them, and other than his first start of the season, he hasn’t gone longer than 4.1 innings and has allowed two to four runs per game and five home runs in 20.2 innings. Starting on the mound for the Orioles is veteran Jordan Lyles who in another season provides mediocre at best pitching. He is coming off a strong outing as he gave up four hits and one earned run while striking out seven in 6.1 innings. At the very least, he can provide consistent average play for the Orioles and shouldn’t have a difficult time against the Angels batting. Take the Orioles as a great underdog and the under (U8.5, +100).
New York Mets (-165) vs Miami Marlins (+135)
The Mets come into this series having won two series in a row and taking two of the three games in their last meeting with the Marlins not long ago. The Marlins have been playing pretty well recently, but that’s only due to their excellent pitching on most nights. They don’t have the luxury of having one of their very strong pitchers starting today, as Daniel Castano takes the mound. He hasn’t had a ton of experience and hasn’t exactly pitched horribly, but the fourth-ranked offense of the Mets could prove to be a problem for him, especially with how Pete Alonso and company have been hitting the ball.
The Mets have Trevor Williams on the mound after a game he would like to forget. The team is still a bit banged up on the pitching side, so don’t expect Williams to go deep into the game by any means. He should be able to provide five innings if he’s on his game and has only had one to two starts he’s like to have a redo at recently. As a dominant team at home (26-13), the Mets are going to make it very tough for the Marlins to score and to win. Take the Mets in this matchup and the under (U8.5, +100).
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