MLB Betting Preview: Baltimore Orioles vs. Atlanta Braves – Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020

The Atlanta Braves will be looking for the series win Wednesday when they play the finale of their three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The Braves responded to a 14-1 pounding Monday to rally for a 5-1 victory Tuesday.

The Orioles had playoff aspirations as recent as two weeks ago, but have faltered as they have neared the finish line. MyBookie has a moneyline on this game of Atlanta -180, while Baltimore checks in at +150.

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview: Win The Series

The Atlanta Braves come into play with a record of 29-20, 3.5 games ahead of the Miami Marlins in the National League East. The Braves have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games and are firmly entrenched into a playoff spot as of this moment. It would take an epic collapse for the Braves to miss the postseason.

Atlanta will be looking to win the series against Baltimore Wednesday and will turn to offseason acquisition Cole Hamels to try and accomplish this. Hamels will be making his season debut after battling various ailments throughout this year. He will be making his first start since September 28, 2019, and the Braves will limit Hamels to 55-60 pitches.

The Braves’ offense is led by first baseman Freddie Freeman. Freeman is hitting .352 with 11 home runs and 46 RBI. Left fielder Adam Duvall leads the team with 15 long balls, and Marcell Ozuna is hitting .321 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI.

Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview: Save Playoff Hopes

The Baltimore Orioles come into play with a record of 21-27, 10 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East and five games behind the Cleveland Indians for the final playoff spot in the American League. The Orioles have lost six of their last seven contests to fall out of favor in the playoff race.

It will now take a miracle of sorts to make up five games with just 13 remaining for the O’s. They will send lefthander Keegan Akin to the mound Wednesday. Akin is 0-1 with a 4.61 ERA on the season.

His last outing was not productive, as he failed to make it out of the first inning against the New York Yankees last Friday. He went 0.2 innings, allowing four runs on three hits in a 10-1 Orioles loss.

The Orioles’ offense is led by second baseman Hanser Alberto, who is hitting .294 with two home runs and 15 RBI. He has scored 29 runs on the season.

First baseman Renato Nunez and right fielder Anthony Santander are tied for the team lead with 11 home runs, and Santander leads the O’s in RBI with 32.

Betting Lines and Predictions

MyBookie has a moneyline on this game of Atlanta -160, while Baltimore currently sits at +120. The Braves are playing well for the most part, and are getting a boost by having Hamels back. The question is whether or not he will be rusty. The O’s can hit and will feast on Hamels if he is not sharp. Expect the Braves lineup to continue to rake though and come out victorious. Take the Braves in this one.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Atlanta -160

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