Orioles vs Braves Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/12

Orioles vs Braves Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/12

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Atlanta Braves vs. Baltimore Orioles

The Atlanta Braves face the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Both teams are keen to assert their dominance, making this an intriguing matchup.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 12, 2024
  • Time: 3:35 PM
  • Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Weather: 77°F, Clear

Team Breakdown:

Atlanta Braves:

The Braves enter the game with a 35-29 record and a 16-17 record on the road. Spencer Schwellenbach will start for Atlanta, with a 0-2 record, an 8.38 ERA, and a 1.55 WHIP over 9.2 innings.

The Braves have a team batting average of .244 and have scored 279 runs this season.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Marcell Ozuna (18 HR)
  • Batting Average: Marcell Ozuna (.316 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Marcell Ozuna (55 RBI)

The Braves will rely on their power hitters to provide the offensive support needed to secure a win.

Baltimore Orioles:

The Orioles hold a 44-22 record and a 22-12 record at home. Cade Povich will take the mound for Baltimore, with a 0-1 record, a 10.13 ERA, and a 1.69 WHIP over 5.1 innings.

The Orioles' offense has been more productive, with a team batting average of .250 and 336 runs scored.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Gunnar Henderson (21 HR)
  • Batting Average: Adley Rutschman (.301 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Adley Rutschman (49 RBI)

The Orioles will look to their offensive leaders to exploit the Braves' pitching vulnerabilities.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
ATL (35-29) +105 o9.5 (+105) -1.5 (+160)
BAL (44-22) -120 u9.5 (-130) +1.5 (-190)

Prediction:

The prediction for this game is for the total runs to go over 9.5. Here’s why:

Both starting pitchers, Spencer Schwellenbach and Cade Povich, have struggled significantly this season. Schwellenbach has an 8.38 ERA and has given up 12 hits in just 9.2 innings, while Povich has an alarming 10.13 ERA and has allowed 5 hits and 4 walks in only 5.1 innings.

Both teams feature potent offenses with multiple power hitters. The Orioles, led by Gunnar Henderson and Adley Rutschman, have shown they can score prolifically. The Braves, with Marcell Ozuna and other strong hitters, are also capable of putting up big numbers.

Given the pitching struggles and offensive firepower on both sides, a high-scoring game is likely, making the over of 9.5 runs the best pick.

Pick: Over 8.5 Runs

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