The Baltimore Orioles (91-53) host the St. Louis Cardinals (64-81) on Wednesday night to conclude this three-game series. Baltimore won the opener on Monday, but St. Louis tied up the series last night, winning 5-2. The O’s are in first place in the AL East, while the Cardinals are basically eliminated from playoff contention. In terms of importance, the Orioles have a lot more to play for, but that doesn’t mean the Cardinals won’t show up.
Cardinals vs. Orioles Betting Odds
|St. Louis Cardinals||+1.5 (-130)||Over 9.5 (-115)||+150|
|Baltimore Orioles||-1.5 (+110)||Under 9.5 (-105)||-180|
Cardinals vs. Orioles Match Details
Fixture: St. Louis Cardinals @ Baltimore Orioles
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 13, 6:35 p.m. EDT
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore’s Kyle Gibson gets the start tonight, holding a 14-8 record and a 5.12 ERA. The righty has a rough ERA, but he is tied for the AL-lead in wins, which shows how good the Orioles’ offense has been. Tonight Gibson is facing the Cardinals, who are averaging 5.7 runs in their past seven, so it might not be the easiest matchup for the 35-year old. Gibson’s stats are also worse at home, so we should expect St. Louis to get the bats going on the road.
St. Louis’ Drew Rom is on the hill tonight, sporting a 7.79 ERA through his first four career MLB starts. It’s been difficult for the rookie left-hander, but with the Cardinals out of contention, they’ll keep trotting him out there for the rest of the year. Baltimore is one of the better hitting teams in the AL, and they’re averaging 7.9 runs in their last seven contests. The O’s should beat up on Rom tonight, especially with a lineup that mashes lefties.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Prediction
The Orioles are holding off the Rays in the AL East, but with 18 games left in the schedule, the division title is far from clinched. The Orioles should win and cover after a disappointing loss yesterday, especially with Gibson on the mound, as they’ve won eight of his last 11 starts. Also, take the over here, as the total has gone over in five of Gibson’s past six outings.