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The AL-leading Houston Astros will take on the host Baltimore Orioles in the finale of a four-game set. The first pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m. ET from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Coverage will be on each team’s regional sports channel as well as MLB.TV.

This will be a pitching matchup between a pair of righties. Cristian Javier is the starting pitcher for the Astros, while Austin Voth will take the mound for the Orioles. Javier is 10-9 with an ERA of 2.77. Voth has a 5-3 record and his ERA is 4.32. 

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The Orioles took the first two games of the series in shutout fashion. The Orioles won 2-0 in the first game and 6-0 in the second contest. 

Heading into Sept. 24, the Astros were 5.5 games ahead of the AL East-leading New York Yankees for the top spot. The Astros have a run differential of +203. The Astros are 3-2 in their last five outings. Prior to this series, the Astros swept a three-game set at the Tampa Bay Rays

Prior to Sept. 25, the Orioles were three games back of the Seattle Mariners for the final AL Wild Card spot. The Orioles have a run differential of +4. The Orioles are 3-2 in their last five games. In their last set, the Orioles dropped two out of three from the visiting Detroit Tigers

Javier has given up 86 hits, 17 home runs, and 50 walks while tossing 179 strikeouts in 136.2 innings. The Astros are 4-1 in Javier’s last five outings. In Javier’s last game vs. the Rays on Sept. 20, he allowed no earned runs and one hit with six strikeouts in five innings. 

Voth has allowed 100 hits, 12 home runs, and 29 walks in addition to throwing 81 strikeouts in 91.2 innings. The Orioles are 3-2 in Voth’s last five appearances. In Voth’s last outing vs. the Tigers on Sept. 20, he gave up two earned runs and six hits in five innings. 

Prior to Sept. 25, the Astros ranked fifth in home runs (201), seventh in on-base percentage (319) and slugging percentage (.421), ninth in RBI (667) and 13th in batting average (.246). Designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is tops for the Orioles in batting average (.301), home runs (37), and on-base percentage (.405). Right fielder Kyle Tucker is tops for the Astros in RBI (102). Second baseman Jose Altuve has a team-leading 148 hits. 

Heading into Sept. 24, the Orioles ranked 16th in home runs (155), 18th in slugging percentage (.387), 21st in batting average (.235), 22nd in RBI (590) and 25th in on-base percentage (.304). Center fielder Cedric Mullins leads the Orioles in batting average (.262), on-base percentage (.323), and hits (148). Right fielder Anthony Santander is tops for the Orioles in home runs (27). First baseman Ryan Mountcastle has a team-high 81 RBI. 

The Orioles took two out of three from the Astros in Houston in the last set between the teams from Aug. 26-28. 

The Astros are favored by 1.5 runs against the Orioles. For the money line, it’s Astros -160 and Orioles +135. The over/under is set for eight runs. 

Prior to the matchup on Sept. 24, the Astros were 82-70 against the spread overall and 44-35 against the spread on the road. For over/under, the Astros are 54-90-8 overall and 26-49-4 on the road. 

Before the meeting on Sept. 24, the Orioles were 95-54-1 against the spread overall and 51-25 against the spread at home. In terms of over/under, the Orioles are 67-78-5 overall and 36-39-1 at home. 

The Astros will cover the spread and close out the series with a victory. 

Written by Rolando Rosa, our US sports betting industry expert. 

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