Los Angeles Vs Baltimore MLB Betting Guide

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,July 4, 2016 2:56, EST in

It’s not everyone who is a fan of the interleague games, with baseball purists in particular feeling that they don’t really have a place in the sport. It’s hard to argue against those games, though, when you get a series like the one that pits the Baltimore Orioles against the LA Dodgers. You get a team that is leading the AL East playing against one of the big names in the sport, and that in itself should be enough to get the average bettor off the couch and onto their online sportsbook to make a wager. The Dodgers have been a dominant team at home over the last few years, and they should serve a s a stern test for an Orioles team that has a legitimate eye on representing the American League in the World Series. This is a great way to end the last week of the first half, and I think that we are going to get an exciting series out of this one. Let’s take a look at what to expect from the Tuesday night game.

Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Baltimore Orioles MLB Betting Guide

When: Tuesday, July 5 at 10:10 PM EST
Where: Dodger Stadium, LA
Starting Pitchers: Chris Tillman Vs Kenta Maeda
TV: MASN 2 / SportsNetLA
Radio: 105.7 The Fan / KTNQ 1020
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles (47-34) are currently enjoying a 3-game lead at the top of the AL East, but they have to be a little concerned about their ability to maintain that until the end of the first half. They are on a 4-game losing skid after getting swept by the Mariners in Seattle, and they now find themselves 5 games below .500 on the road this season. This is definitely a team that looks more comfortable and confident at home, but if they really want to believe that they can win it all, then they need to learn to suck it up and get the job done on the road. The good news for the Orioles is that they are currently 3-1 in interleague play this year.  Chris Tillman (10-2, 3.71 ERA) will start for the O’s.

Why bet on the LA Dodgers

The Dodgers (47-37) are once again proving to be a very tough nut to crack at home, as they are now sitting at 26-15 in Dodger Stadium this year. At 6-4 in their last 10 games, LA are on a decent run, and are in fact coming into this one on a 4 game winning streak after sweeping the Rockies. They are still 5 games back of the San Francisco Giants at the top of the NL West, but with another 7 games at home before the first half draws to a close, they will be hoping to narrow that lead just a little. Kenta Maeda (7-5, 2,82 ERA) will be looking for some run support to match how well he has pitched so far this season.

 

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This has all the makings of a close series, and I am particularly intrigued by this pitching match-up. You have to give the home edge to the Dodgers, and call the pitching a tie. In the end, a tight victory for the Dodgers here.

Baltimore Orioles 4 LA Dodgers 5