Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles 8-8-23 MLB Odds, Prediction, and Tips

Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles 8/8/23 – Take part in some MLB action with our MLB free picks in Canada. Don’t miss the highly-anticipated matchup at Oriole Park at Camden Yards between the Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles; starting pitchers Framber Valdez for Houston and Grayson Rodriguez for Baltimore are set to bring their A-game onto the field – don’t miss out on our expert predictions for this thrilling clash.

Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 7:05 PM ET

Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards


Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles 8/8/23 Betting Odds

Astros-152-1.5 (+106)8.5 over (-110)
Orioles +115+1.5 (-149)8.5 under (-127)

Houston Astros Analysis

Houston Astros, one of the powerhouses of the American League, enter this matchup full of confidence after winning five out of their last seven matches. Their offensive lineup has been in full force contributing to an impressive team batting average of 0.248 and total runs scored of 538 – making the Astros an efficient offensive unit capable of scoring consistently. Their recent trend of going Under four out of every six times indicates their pitching staff, led by starting pitcher Framber Valdez has also performed admirably.

Framber Valdez has been an impressive starting pitcher for the Astros this season. Boasting an outstanding win-loss record of 9-7 and an earned run average of 3.07, Valdez has proven himself an effective one on the mound. His strikeout-to-walk ratio of 141 to 33 underscores his control over games, while his 1.07 WHIP proves his status as an elite starter. Valdez has started 21 games, pitching 135 innings total while only giving up 112 hits and 46 earned runs, an astounding achievement that displays his consistency and composure under pressure.

Baltimore Orioles Analysis

The Baltimore Orioles enter this matchup riding an impressive seven-game winning streak, having quickly taken care of seven out of their last eight matches. Their offensive prowess can be seen through their impressive batting average of 0.253 and total runs scored 554. Their lineup has proven productive, consistently providing scoring opportunities against even formidable opposition and leading them to victories. Despite such success, however, starting pitcher Grayson Rodriguez has seen some challenges on their staff that must be addressed during this impressive run.

Grayson Rodriguez, one of the Orioles’ emerging talents on their pitching staff, currently sports a win/loss record of 2-3 and earned a run average of 6.09. His performances have shown promise at times, but his ERA shows some challenges in keeping opponents at bay from scoring runs. Over 14 starts, Rodriguez has pitched 68 innings giving up 73 hits and 46 earned runs, boasting 76 strikeouts but also suffering 29 walks and 13 home runs allowed. If Rodriguez can harness talent and control effectively enough, he could become one of the league’s premier pitchers.

Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles Against the Spread

Houston Astros betting trends indicate mixed results. Over their last six games, four have seen Under totals go Under, signaling an overwhelming trend toward low-scoring affairs. Conversely, they have shown incredible prowess on the road against Baltimore Orioles, winning 15 out of 20 away matchups as proof. Furthermore, 5-2 records were set against Baltimore in seven road matchups when facing them directly, showing Houston felt comfortable facing them off against enemy territory.

Baltimore Orioles betting trends reveal some promising statistics. Recently, they’ve been on an impressive winning streak, winning 7 of 8 games. Additionally, at home, they’ve proven robust – winning six out of their seven home games against Houston Astros since then, with only five victories out of 20 at bats being won against Houston; perhaps this indicates an advantage held by Houston over their home turf; nonetheless, their recent successes could add some unpredictability into this matchup.

Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles Free Pick

Here are our recommended picks for this matchup: 

Moneyline: Astros -152

Considering the Astros’ overall performance and success against the Orioles, they are our preferred pick for the moneyline. Framber Valdez’s reliability as a starting pitcher further strengthens their chances of securing a win.

Spread: Astros -1.5 (+106)

The Astros have a better record when playing on the road against Baltimore, and their consistent offensive lineup is likely to lead to a margin of victory greater than 1.5 runs.

Total: 8.5 under (-127)

With both teams featuring capable starting pitchers and recent trends pointing to low-scoring games, we expect the total runs scored to stay under 8.5.

Prediction: 3-5 Houston Astros win

The Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles are set for an exciting matchup at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Astros, with their solid offense and reliable starting pitcher Framber Valdez, hold the advantage in this game. Betting trends also favor a lower-scoring game, making the Under 8.5 runs an appealing option for bettors on online sportsbooks in Canada. As always, remember to gamble responsibly.