Rockies vs. Orioles Betting Prediction from Will Rogers: August 17th 2013
Colorado Rockies vs. Baltimore Orioles
MLB Prediction: Baltimore -185 odds (August 17th 2013)
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I tried with the Orioles last night and surprisingly lost as the Rockies scored in each of the last five innings, hitting four home runs. However, for many of the same reasons as yesterday, I’m still recommending Baltimore today. I can’t see Colorado winning back to back games on the road.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. Homefield Advantage – Even with yesterday’s win, the Rockies are still just 22-38 on the road this season, averaging 3.4 runs per game. That includes now a 3-16 mark when priced at +150 or above. They are just 2-9 their last 11 road games overalll.
2. Bud Norris – Since coming over from Houston, Norris has pitched very well for Baltimore. They’ve won all three of his starts as he’s turned in a 2.65 ERA and 1.235 WHIP. Norris did face Colorado earlier this year, and held them to just two runs on eight hits over seven innings.
3. X-Factor – Even with yesterday’s win, the Rockies are just 4-12 in Interleague Play this season.
Selection: This is a free play on the Baltimore Orioles (1*).