Pirates vs Orioles Picks & Odds (Aug 7)

Pirates vs Orioles Picks & Odds (Aug 7)

Cedric Mullins

Aug 5, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins (31) runs out a first inning double against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles face off at Camden Yards on Sunday, August 7th
The Buccos have not been competitive this season, while the O’s seem to be ahead of schedule in 2022
Read below for the Pirates vs Orioles odds and betting preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates (43-64) face the Baltimore Orioles (56-51) on Sunday at Camden Yards. The finale in a three-game series has a scheduled first pitch of 1:35 pm ET. The Pirates will send Bryse Wilson to the mound, while the Orioles counter with Spenser Watkins.

The O’s are favored in this one, but both teams have +50000 odds to win their respective divisions and in the MLB Division odds.

Pirates vs Orioles Odds

Team
Runline
Moneyline
Total
Pittsburgh Pirates
+1.5 (-140)
+143
Ov 9 (-110)
Baltimore Orioles
-1.5 (+118)
-170
Un 9 (-110)

Odds as of August 6th at Caesars Sportsbook.

 

 

Pittsburgh vs Baltimore Probable Pitchers

The 24-year-old Wilson’s record and ERA may be ugly, but Pittsburgh is actually 6-5 in his turns this season.  Only three of his outings have been quality ones — but all three have come in the last five weeks.

Bryse Wilson was absolutely dealing through the first 5 frames, and then ran into some trouble.

I’m sure Wilson will get criticized, but the real culprit is the offense, who this season have been operating on a wing and prayer

— That Sports Guy (@Jason_Shetler) August 3, 2022

Wilson surrendered three home runs to the Brewers last Tuesday — but over 5.1 innings — he allowed six hits, three earned runs and a walk while striking out a pair in an eventual 5-3 victory over Milwaukee.

Meantime, Baltimore has gone 9-5 in the 24-year-old Watkins starts this season — three of which have been of the quality variety. All three of those turns have also come in the last five weeks, when the second-year hurler has gone 3-0 with a 2.17 ERA.

Spenser Watkins, Dirty 80mph Slider. 😨 pic.twitter.com/WvzGgFVnSq

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 2, 2022

Watkins is coming off a six-inning performance against the Rangers last Monday which saw him allow five hits, an earned run and no walks while striking out five in a 7-2 win.

Wilson vs Watkins Stats

1-6
Record
4-1
6.20
ERA
3.80
5.81
xERA
5.17
15.1%
K%
14.5%

This season has been another rough one for the Buccos. Brian Reynolds, a breakout player in 2021,  has only managed a .255 batting average to go along with 16 homers and 34 RBI in 2022 — and those stats all lead the team!

Oneil Cruz showing off the power. 💪 pic.twitter.com/Ri5RopGVXS

— MLB (@MLB) August 6, 2022

Cruz has been a mild bright spot for manager Derek Shelton’s group, crushing nine homers — including one in Saturday’s 6-3 loss — in just 145 at-bats. But the stark reality is this team simply can’t hit.  Their .218 team batting average is 29th in the big leagues.

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Meantime, Baltimore is only a game out of the final wild card spot after winning five straight and going 9-5 since the break. Manager Brandon Hyde’s team has six players with double-digits in home runs, led by Anthony Santander’s 19. Santander and Cedric Mullins have been especially hot over the last seven days, batting .346 and .381 respectively.

Orioles BB leaders this year

Trey Mancini – 35 (92 games)
Anthony Santander – 35 (99 games)
Cedric Mullins – 33 (105 games)
Adley Rutschman – 32 (60 games)#Birdland

— Orioles Statistics (@OriolesStatist1) August 7, 2022

Fan favorite Mancini may have been dealt at the deadline, but this team still has plenty of punch.

The Orioles currently have +25000 odds to win the Fall Classic, while the Pirates are +100000 longshots in the World Series odds.

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PIT vs BAL Last 10 Meetings

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
8/6/22
Orioles
Pirates
TBD
8/5/22
Orioles
Pirates
TBD
9/27/17
Pirates
Orioles
PIT, 5-3
9/26/17
Pirates
Orioles
PIT, 10-1
6/7/17
Orioles
Mets
BAL, 9-6
6/6/17
Orioles
Mets
BAL, 6-5
5/21/14
Pirates
Orioles
PIT, 9-8
5/20/14
Pirates
Orioles
BAL, 9-2
5/1/14
Orioles
Pirates
BAL, 6-5
5/1/14
Orioles
Pirates
BAL, 5-1

Pirates vs Orioles Prediction

With Baltimore already taking the first two in this series, Watkins and Co. will be motivated to close out the sweep on Sunday.

Cruz may be a budding slugger, but Pittsburgh is exceedingly offensively-challenged. When a player with 34 RBI is your team leader four months into the season, that speaks volumes. Wilson has been better than his record indicates, but the home team is the rightful favorite in this spot and the easy pick.

Pick: Orioles ML (-170)

 

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