Baltimore Tries to Keep Climbing
Enough time has gone by where the Baltimore Orioles are now considered a legit team, and if they keep this up, they could remain a decent option for MLB betting. On the other hand, the Cleveland Guardians are trying to keep their season alive by winning low-scoring games. On Tuesday, they will meet in the second of three games.
In the series opener, Guardians starting pitcher Logan Allen dominated, going seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts. The offense had a big seventh inning, scoring four runs to win 5-0.
Guardians: Low-Scoring Games
The Cleveland Guardians’ offense and pitching staff have gone hand-in-hand, giving the team chances in low-scoring games. Over the last 15 days, Cleveland has scored the third-fewest runs while having the seventh-best ERA in baseball, shifting MLB lines toward the under.
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) May 28, 2023
That is helped because the Guardians have hit the under in eight of their last 10 games, having the best percentage on the season at 66.7%. The offense has relied on clutch plays, making José Ramírez worthy of MLB news with a walk-off in the final game of the last series.
Orioles Hit Bump Against Top Team
The Baltimore Orioles had been on a roll for a while, only losing one series out of the last five. That included two big wins against division rivals on the road, really boosting Baltimore’s MLB odds. However, in the previous series, they struggled against the Texas Rangers, a top team in the American League.
In the first game of that series, the pitching struggled in a 12-2 loss before losing a close one 5-3 in the second. Baltimore avoided the sweep in the final game, winning 3-2. The hitting trouble from that series carried over as the Orioles scored zero runs against the Guardians on Monday.
Cal Quantrill (2-3, 4.75 ERA) vs Kyle Gibson (6-3, 3.82)
Pitching has played a crucial role for the Guardians, who are relying on them to keep opposing lineups in check. So far, Cal Quantrill has struggled to do that with a 4.75 ERA. In his last start, he gave up six runs in four innings. However, Quantrill also has two outings this month in which he went seven innings, allowing two or fewer runs.
Kyle Gibson has been the early anchor for an Orioles’ starting rotation that has needed a marquee name. In his last two games, Gibson has pitched 14 innings, allowing only one run. With how he is pitching, facing a Guardians lineup that often struggles to score, Gibson could be an option for MLB picks and parlays.
Guardians vs Orioles Head-to-Head
In 2022, the Guardians and Orioles split a six-game season series, with four games hitting the under.
Guardians vs Orioles Game Information
- Game: Guardians (24-29) vs Orioles (34-11)
- Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
- Day/Time: Tuesday, May 30, 7:05 p.m. EST
- Guardians vs Orioles Live stream: MLB.tv
Guardians vs Orioles Betting Lines
With two pitchers on the mound with the potential for shutdown starts, this game could be solid for MLB picks to hit the under. While Gibson has looked excellent over his last two starts, Quantrill has the skill to turn his previous outing around. Plus, the Guardians’ offense usually does not put up a lot of runs, while the Orioles have hit a slump in recent games.
Pick: Under 8½ (-120)
Having Gibson on the mound does give Baltimore a slight edge in the starting pitching department. He should be able to contain the Guardians’ lineup enough for the Orioles to put up a few runs. While the lineup has struggled, it is often more reliable than not.
Pick: Orioles -140