Bet 'Over' in Tonight's Orioles vs. White Sox MLB Game

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:54 PM GMT

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana has done a great job of limiting home runs this season, but that’ll change when facing the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night.

In Control
Baltimore has built a 7.5-game lead in the American League East standings, as it comes off a 8-2 victory over Chicago as +146 road underdogs Monday, while going OVER the betting total for the first time in five contests.

The Orioles have hit more home runs than any team in baseball, which can’t be ignored when looking over the MLB betting odds, especially with outfielder Nelson Cruz hitting his 32nd round tripper last night to surpass Chicago’s Jose Abreu for the American League lead.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the club is 21-19 away from Oriole Park with a money line of -100 to -125.

 

Fallen Into a Pattern
Chicago has alternated wins and losses over its last nine contests, which is mainly due to the bullpen posting a 5.47 ERA over that span, while Abreu hasn’t left the yard in 18 consecutive games.

The White Sox are 0-4-1 in their last five season matchups with the Orioles, which is important to consider when making your MLB betting picks — compiling a 17-26 record in that situation.

MLB handicappers will find that the franchise is a disappointing 9-10 as home underdogs of +100 to +125 during the 2014 campaign.

 

Tillman
Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman (9-5, 3.68 ERA) has watched the club come away with a victory in his last four trips to the mound, but he didn’t earn a decision in a 5-3 home win over the New York Yankees last time out—allowing two runs and five hits over seven innings of work.

The right-hander is 6-0 with a 4.68 ERA in 13 road appearances, as he’s served up 10 home runs in 75 combined frames.

In three career games versus the White Sox, Tillman has produced a 2-1 record and 4.30 ERA.

 

Quintana
The White Sox have dropped Quintana’s (6-9, 3.14 ERA) last three efforts, including a 7-1 road defeat to the San Francisco Giants last time out, as he surrendered four runs and four hits over 6.2 innings.

The left-hander is 1-2 with a 2.97 ERA in 10 home appearances—giving up just a single home run in 60.2 combined frames.

In four lifetime starts versus the Orioles, Quintana has garnered a 1-2 record and 3.28 ERA.

 

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their MLB picks, as the OVER is 8-3 in Tillman’s last 11 starts with a number of 7 to 8.5 in the market.
Free MLB Pick:  Over 8 at Bovada

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