The Baltimore Orioles continue to play like a competitive baseball club, as they won again last night to get two games above .500. It’s crazy, but the Red Sox are 50-51 and 18 games behind the Yankees, while the O’s are 51-49 and 16.5 games off the lead.
YOU CAN'T ESCAPE HIM!! pic.twitter.com/S6M5fmLfcA
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 30, 2022
The Orioles went on a ten-game winning streak, and while it came to an end, they are still playing good baseball. Typically what happens is a bad team will go on a winning streak, and then immediately regress to their old ways. This isn’t what the Orioles did recently.
The organization doesn’t feel that they’re in the best position to be a competitive team in the postseason at the moment, hence why the Trey Mancini trade rumors are swirling. Mancini is 30 years old and probably isn’t part of their future plans.
Trading Mancini to prepare for the next few years isn’t a bad move for a guy that is likely gone anyway in free agency. The Orioles have made major moves to improve their pitching staff over the last two years. If they stay on that course and look for more pitchers in a deal for Mancini, that’d be good news for the O’s.
The Reds were cut down by the O’s last night by a score of 6-2. In a 2-2 game, they scored 4 runs in the top of the 9th to take a 6-2 lead and ultimate final score.
Baltimore has won back-to-back games, including a 3-0 win over the Rays to win three of four games at Camden Yards. They’re not slowing down and beating some decent teams.
The Reds are going into this one at 38-61 and 17.5 games behind the Brewers in the NL Central. They’re 1.5 games behind the Pirates for second-last. In their previous four attempts, they’ve won one against the Marlins.
Head below for our free Orioles vs. Reds prediction on July 30, 2022.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Cincinnati Reds Live Betting Odds:
|Baltimore Orioles||+1.5 (-200)||-110||Over 9 (-110)|
|Cincinnati Reds||-1.5 (+170)||-110||Under 9 (-110)|
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|Team Data||Baltimore Orioles||Cincinnati Reds|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.230||.249|
|Runs Per 9||4.26||4.44|
|Team ERA Away/Home||4.44||5.08|
Orioles vs. Reds Prediction:
The Orioles are sending the promising Dean Kremer to the mound at the Great American Ball Park on Sunday. Kremer had four starts in his opening campaign in 2020. He was fine with a 4.82 ERA and 1.45 WHIP.
Kremer struggled mightily in his following campaign, though. This was disappointing with a 7.55 ERA and 1.64 WHIP. He’s worked hard to improve his command, though.
He’s been in much better control on the road than at Camden Yards. Camden Yards is a love-hate relationship with a lot of pitchers, with Kremer preferring going on the road this season.
At Camden Yards, Kremer has a 4.26 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in Baltimore. Against a spotty Reds offense, he should be fine at the Great American Ball Park.
It’s the O’s bullpen that really makes this team shine, though. They are third with a 2.99 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. This unit doesn’t get far enough credit and is largely responsible for the turnaround in 2022.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 6-4
- 4-0 overall in their previous four games versus the National League
- 6-0 overall in their previous six games after their opponent scores 2 or fewer runs
- 7-1 overall in their previous eight games after conceding 2 or fewer runs
- 11-4 overall in their previous 15 games after a win
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games on a Saturday
- Record (Last 10): 4-6
- 7-20 overall in their previous 27 games on a Saturday
- 10-26 overall in their previous 36 games versus the AL East
- 15-36 overall in their previous 51 games second game of a series
- 2-5 overall in their previous seven games versus a right-handed starter
- 1-7 overall in their previous eight games versus the Orioles
Tyler Mahle is in the saddle for the Reds on the bump in this start. Mahle is going into Saturday evening with a 4.48 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.
Mahle is so-so as of late with an ERA of 4.08 and a 1.08 WHIP. While Kremer will have support from his bullpen, don’t expect the same for Mahle.
We saw this last night. Credit the Reds for holding out until the 9th inning, but the floodgates opened quickly. If Mahle doesn’t carry the load deeper in this one matchup, the Reds are likely going to lose with their bullpen. Baltimore at this price over the Reds looks bettable.