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Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros Preview & Picks – Houston To Win Big MLB Clash

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18 Sep 2023
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Leigh Copson 18 Sep 2023
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  • Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros picks for Monday, September 18
  • Matchup gets underway at 20:10 ET at Minute Maid Park
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros Preview & Picks
  • Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Baltimore Orioles Form
  • Houston Astros Form

Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros Preview & Picks

Houston are tipped to win this battle of division leaders.

The Astros have a major advantage at starting pitcher, with Justin Verlander heading to the mound.

  • Houston pitcher Justin Verlander is 11-8 with a 3.39 ERA
  • Baltimore starter John Means is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA
  • The Under has cashed in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
  • The Under has hit in 5 of Baltimore’s last 6 games

Head To Head

  • Houston Astros lead the regular season series 2-1
  • Baltimore Orioles won 5-4 when the teams last met on August 10

Baltimore Orioles Form

Baltimore head to Houston having halted a losing run with a couple of home wins over the weekend.

The Orioles started September with a good run of form that saw them reel of seven consecutive wins.

That streak was halted by a 7-3 defeat in Boston, and although they rebounded to beat St Louis 11-5 at home, that proved to be the start of a dip.

Baltimore lost the next two meetings with the Cardinals, 5-2 and 0-1, and then suffered back-to-back defeats to Tampa, losing 4-3 and 7-1.

The Orioles were able to stop the rot against the Rays though, splitting the series by winning the final two games, 8-0 and 5-4.

Houston Astros Form

Houston enter this series on a disappointing run of form, having blown hot and cold throughout September.

The Astros started the month by getting swept at home by the New York Yankees, losing 6-2, 5-4 and 6-1.

They responded emphatically by sweeping Texas in a huge division series, winning 13-6, 14-1 and 12-3, and then bounced back from an 11-2 loss to San Diego with 7-5 and 12-2 wins.

Houston enjoyed less success in their next two series though, suffering 4-0 and 6-2 defeats to Oakland before winning the final meeting 6-2.

The Astros then avoided being swept by Kansas City as they lost 4-2 and 10-8 before downing the Royals 7-1.

Verdict

Justin Verlander is headed to the mound for Houston and he is backed to deliver once again for the Astros.

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