MLB Picks: Mariners vs. Orioles Odds & Prediction

Joe Freda

Saturday, August 3, 2013 1:57 PM GMT

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 1:57 PM GMT

The Baltimore Orioles moved to 3-1 in their last four games with Friday’s 11-8 victory over the Seattle Mariners, cashing as 181 home favorites.

Saturday’s MLB betting has a pair of righties slated between the same foes, with Baltimore’s Scott Feldman (2-2, 5.12 ERA) facing Seattle’s Erasmo Ramirez (2-0, 7.71 ERA).

O’s, McLouth win slugfest 

Orioles outfielder Nate McLouth cracked a grand slam in Friday’s sixth inning, finishing 2-for-4. Baltimore’s Ryan Flaherty poked a homer and double, while Adam Jones notched three RBIs from the cleanup spot.

Seattle’s Kendrys Morales notched a 4-for-4 night, drilling one of his side’s four long balls. Mariners mates Brad Miller and Nick Franklin were both held to 0-for-5 outings, while Raul Ibanez left four men on base.

Feldman goes five in defeat

Feldman logged his second loss in four starts with Saturday’s 7-3 setback for Baltimore as a 122 home favorite against the Boston Red Sox. The Hawaii native gave up four runs over five innings, allowing one homer as part of six hits surrendered.

Baltimore’s J.J. Hardy and Brian Roberts drove in one run each, uniting to hit 3-for-8. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters left three men on base in an 0-for-4 night, while the contest’s combined 10 runs leaped OVER the ‘total’ of nine. 

Ramirez cashes as ‘chalk’

Ramirez notched a second straight win in Sunday’s 6-4 victory as a 147 home favorite over the Minnesota Twins. The 23-year-old allowed four runs on seven hits, giving up a homer to Minnesota’s Chris Colabello over the six-inning stint.

Twins reliever Danny Farquhar tossed five strikeouts in two frames of relief, while closer Tom Wilhelmsen logged his 24th save. Seattle’s Nick Franklin cracked two of his side’s three long balls, finishing with a 3-for-4 day.

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Back the OVER in Baltimore

Bet365 opened Feldman as a 190 home favorite, with early wagers on Seattle dropping the MLB odds to minus 179. The ‘total’ was first set at nine, while action on the OVER moved the choice to minus 125. 

I am also backing the OVER here as part of Saturday’s sports picks, looking for the octane to stay strong between these foes.

Feldman has given up a sizable 1.36 WHIP and .342 OBP at Camden Yards in his three home starts since joining Baltimore’s rotation. The OVER has cashed at 3-0, with 14 earned runs allowed over 17 2/3 IP.

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Seattle’s Michael Saunders has a homer and triple in 12 at-bat’s facing Feldman’s arm, while Justin Smoak and Kyle Seager have a combined 7-for-17 career mark. Mariners slugger Raul Ibanez is 5-for-12, including a double and long ball.

Ramirez makes his first road start of the year in this spot, surrendering one homer each in July’s three outings at Safeco Field. The Nicaragua native faces an Orioles lineup hitting .270 at home against right-handed pitching, while the OVER is 4-1 in Baltimore’s last five spots that followed a victory. 

Look for both sides to hang some early runs here, with another cashed ticket added to the OVER’s 4-0-1 in Seattle’s last five matchups against a right-handed starter.

Free Pick: OVER 9 at Bet365

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