The MLB betting season is a long one, which is why most fans don’t get too distraught over a poor performance in the month of April. That said, there is always the chance that a hard stumble out of the gate can allow the rot to set in early. How teams recover from those poor openings tells a lot about what we can expect from them moving forward, which is why the 3-game set between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox is so interesting, even at this early stage of the season.
Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox MLB Betting Preview
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Venue: Camden Yards
Opening Line: Baltimore -119
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— MLB (@MLB) April 25, 2015
Few teams stumbled out of the gate as hard as the Chicago White Sox (8-9) did. Losing their first 4 games, and 6 of their opening 9. They have found their way back somewhat since then and are now flirting with .500. This I a team that went through a lot of changes in the offseason, making t difficult to predict how they were going to do this season. Things did not look very promising during spring training, but they are starting to show some signs of life, and just completed a 2-1 series win over the Royals. Jeff Samardzija (1-1, 3.33 ERA) is looking to be the ace on the mound for the Sox this season, and he has turned things around after an awful first start. He pitched 6 innings in his last outing and didn’t give up a run while doing so.
The Baltimore Orioles (9-10) are another team that has not seen their season begin in the way that they, and countless baseball fans and pundits, expected. They are many people’s pick to win the AL East, yet they are currently the cellar dwellers, albeit only 2 games out of first at this very early stage of the season. Consistency has been an issue through the first month of the season, although they have now won 2 straight after dropping 5 in a row, which included a sweep at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays. The O’s will hand the ball to Chris Tillman (2-2, 7.58 ERA) for the Tuesday night tilt. Tillman’s performances so far have mirrored that of his team, which is to say, horribly inconsistent.
Key Online Betting Trends
Baltimore is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 6 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore’s last 7 games at home
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games
Chi White Sox is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
Tillman has yet to put together what anyone would call a solid outing just yet, and I believe that gives the White Sox the edge in this one, especially if Samardzija has his good stuff going.