Fridays are great day for baseball and today, baseball fans have 15 games to choose from. While there are many good matchups, we are going to go with the obvious choice. Yes, we are talking about the first-place Atlanta, Braves taking on the last place Baltimore, Orioles. While this may seem easy, take a look at our Braves vs Orioles Betting Pick before you place your bet.
Tonight’s matchup will be at Oriole Park at Caden Yards in Baltimore, MD giving the Orioles the home advantage. Despite the home advantage by the Baltimore Orioles, the Atlanta Braves are the favorite at -244. In addition, according to betting odds providers, the Braves have a run line of -1.5 at -162.
Braves vs Orioles Betting Prediction and Analysis for 8/20/2021
At first glance, it seems the game favors the Braves who rank first in the NL with a 65-56 record. This is because they are going an opponent that has a current 38-82 record. However, Baltimore did have a 2-3 record against Atlanta last season. Therefore, is still a chance that the Orioles could turn things around?
The Orioles will be playing Atlanta after an 2-7 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays who rank first in the AL East. Needless to say, baseball betting experts do not expect much difference when they take on Atlanta. Overall, the Orioles have lost 15 straight games!
The Orioles do have Cedric Mullins how has made it to first base on all but 2 games this month. Furthermore, he is hitting .276 with 21 homers along with a 42 RBI’s and .919 OPS on the year. Therefore, do not expect a blowout game for the Orioles. The question is whether it is enough to cover the spread.
On the other hand, the Braves are coming into this matchup fresh from an off day yesterday. In addition, they won their last game had them winning 11-9 against the Marlins for a 3-0 record in this series. According to sports betting review news, they are one of the hottest team in the MLB at the moment.
This is because they have won 6 straight games and their last 9 of 10 games. They have excellent scoring abilities with Freddie Freeman batting .301 with 27 home runs and 135 hits. Tonight, Atlanta will sed Max Fried to the mound who is 10-7 with a 3.78 ERA and 113 Ks.
Braves vs Orioles Betting Pick
Game time: 08/20/2021 at 7:05 PM EDT
Bet on the Atlanta Braves at -1.5
Atlanta ranks third in the National League and is on a winning high. Their starting pitcher, Max Fried has been pitching very well in his last three games. Do not expect too much action from the Orioles as they have the worst pitching staff in all of baseball.
Atlanta is 16-5 in its last 21 games while Baltimore is 23-65 in its last 88 games. Therefore, we predict the Braves will win with a final score of 8-2.