The Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles kick off their three game series tonight in Baltimore. Zach Britton and Ubaldo Hernandez are the starters respectively. Updated MLB odds at available at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Orioles are currently in second place, two games behind the Red Sox. They are however on a three game losing streak. They will send Zach Britton to the mound tonight who enters with a 5.56 ERA, 1-1 record and 1.76 ERA. In his last outing, Britton threw 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and an earned run while walking three. His only other start in Seattle he surrendered ten hits and six earned runs threw six innings of work while striking out two. Britton has seen limited action starting this season but looks to get his second win of the season tonight. Baltimore is 22-19 at home this season.
Ubaldo Jimenez will get the start for Cleveland; he enters with a 5-2 record, 3.04 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. In his last start against Kansas City, he gave up two earned runs, walked four and struck out four threw 5 2/3 innings of work. In his last two road starts he has pitched a combined eight innings while giving up 11 hits and four earned runs while walking seven. He is 2-1 in his last two road starts. Cleveland is currently in second place in the AL central, four games back of the Tigers for first place. They have won seven of their last ten games.
I will side with the over in this matchup as both pitchers are prone to giving up a boatload of runs and these teams can score at best sportsbooks online.