When the baseball season begins in spring, teams know that they can get off to a slow start and still recover. A season that runs 162 games is one that tends to be very forgiving. By the time August rolls around, though, time is beginning to run out, which means your chances of getting into the playoffs start to diminish if you aren’t already occupying one of the open spots. The Baltimore Orioles are still very much alive in the sports betting odds, and they will hope to stay that way when they close out a 3-game series in Seattle on Wednesday.
Betting on Baltimore Orioles at Seattle Mariners MLB Odds Pick & Game InfoDate/Time: Wednesday August 12, 1:40 PMVenue: Safeco Field, Seattle, WashingtonTV: MLBN, MASNRadio: 105.7 The FanOpening Line: Seattle -112, Baltimore +102The Orioles (57-54) managed to get this series off to a very good start, winning the opening game 3-2. These are the types of games that they need to keep on winning, as they are still 2 games back of the struggling LA Angels for the final Wild Card spot in the AL. That really is the team they have to target, as it doesn’t look as though they are going to be able to run down the Yankees and the suddenly red hot Toronto Blue Jays in the AL East. As it stands right now, they are 4-3 on this west coast swing, which is excellent considering that they are 9 games under .500 on the road this season. The Orioles are getting some very timely hits from a bunch of different guys, and have managed to put together a 6-4 record over the last 10 games. If they can win this series, they should head still very much in the playoff picture. Kevin Gausman (2-3, 4.56 ERA) will get the start for Baltimore.The Mariners (52-61) are essentially done for the season, but they are still a tricky team to overcome. Their bats have warmed up of late, which means that they cannot simply be regarded as an easy win. Had the Mariners been able to find these hits earlier in the year, they may not be in the predicament that they are in right now. It has been a stunning lack of offense that has proven to be their Achilles heel all season long, and their 421 total runs scored puts them in third worst in the AL behind the Rays and the White Sox. The big question now is whether this run of good offensive form can continue for an extended period of time. Hisashi Iwakuma (3-2, 4.41 ERA) will get the start for the Mariners on Wednesday afternoon.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
- Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
- The total has gone OVER in 14 of Seattle’s last 18 games at home