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Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Guardians Picks, Predictions, Odds

Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Guardians Betting Analysis

The Guardians host Orioles at Progressive Field for Game third of a three-game series on Thursday, September 1st.

Baltimore ranks fourth in the American League East with records of 68-61 overall and 31-37 on the road, which trails the division leading Yankees by 10 games. The Guardians are the top team in the American League Central at 68-60, which includes a strong 33-26 record at home.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Guardians Betting Prediction

The Guardians send RHP Shane Bieber to the hill against Baltimore’s 20th ranked scoring offense on Thursday night (4.21 RSPG), who’s having a magnificent campaign for Cleveland, considering he’s yielded an impressive 3.02 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across 24 starts this season, despite owning a lackluster record of 8-7 on the year.

On the flip side, the Orioles send RHP Kyle Bradish to the mound against Cleveland’s 19th ranked scoring offense tonight (4.24 RSPG), who’s having a disappointing rookie campaign for Baltimore sitting 2-5 with a 5.63 ERA in 16 appearances this season (1.54 WHIP), which is a significant upgrade upon his 1-4 record and 7.31 ERA he posted through his first ten starts of the year (1.52 WHIP).

I’ll back Cleveland to cover here, as Bieber has tossed six innings or more and allowed one run or less in four of his last six outings for the Guardians (4-1, 1.56 ERA), and he’s 3-0 with a 0.75 ERA in three career starts against Baltimore (24 IP, 2 ER); likely presenting an uphill battle for the Orioles and Bradish, who’s 2-4 with a 5.84 ERA across his last 15 outings (1.58 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Guardians 6, Orioles 2
Best Bet: Guardians -1.5 (+115)

Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Guardians Betting Odds

Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Guardians Betting Resources

  • Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East vs. AL Central
  • Venue: Progressive Field
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Time-TV: 6:10 p.m. ET – MLB.tv

Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Guardians – Current Form

The Orioles have played excellent recently, highlighted by Baltimore posting four straight series victories over the Astros, White Sox, Redo Sox, and Blue Jays; resulting in a solid 9-6 ledger across that window. The Guardians have been up-and-down as of late, highlighted by Cleveland either losing or splitting three of its last four series against the Mariners, Padres, White Sox, and Tigers; resulting in a lackluster 7-7 mark across that stretch.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Guardians – Pitching Matchup

Baltimore: Kyle Bradish (2-5, 5.63 ERA)

Kyle Bradish is on the hill for the Orioles in this contest as he makes his 17th start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 2-5 with a 5.63 ERA, a 1.54 WHIP, 29 walks and 79 strikeouts over 80 innings of work this season. In his previous outing, Bradish lifted Baltimore to a road win over the Astros on August 26th. In the contest, Bradish tossed eight shutout innings and allowed just two hits and two walks in the 2-0 Orioles' win. Bradish owns a 2-1 record on the road this season, which includes a a 4.79 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, 11 walks, and 39 strikeouts in those outings.

Cleveland: Shane Bieber (8-7, 3.02 ERA)

Guardians' RHP Shane Bieber toes the rubber for his 25th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 8-7 mark and 3.02 ERA. The right-hander has put together a 1.09 WHIP to go along with 153 strikeouts and 32 walks in 152 innings of work. In his last start, the Guardians were no match for the Mariners in. 3-2 loss on August 26th. In that contest, Bieber tossed seven innings and yielded two runs on five hits, while striking out nine to earn a no-decision. In his nine home starts this season, Bieber is 3-4 with a 3.27 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, 12 walks and 51 strikeouts over 55 innings of work.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Guardians – Series History

The 2021 campaign was dominated by the Guardians, who went 5-2 against Baltimore. Cleveland also owns a slight edge in this year's season series, boasting a 3-2 mark over the Orioles.

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