MLB Predictions: Baltimore Orioles vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

The Baltimore Orioles (65-52) and Arizona Diamondbacks (59-57) will open up a three-game interleague at Chase Field Monday night, with the first pitch scheduled for 9:40 p.m. ET

Baltimore Orioles vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 

The Baltimore Orioles are 11-10 as road underdogs of +100 to +125 this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 11-10 as road underdogs of +100 to +125 this season

Baltimore has won four of its last five games, including a 10-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants as +104 road underdogs Sunday, while going OVER the betting total of 7.  The Orioles are now 4.5 games back of the Boston Red Sox in the American League East standings, which has the clubhouse motivated for its upcoming schedule.  “We know that’s ahead of us,” commented Orioles manager Buck Showalter.  Defense has been a strength for the team this year—tallying 89 games without committing an error during the 2013 campaign.  Baltimore is 11-10 as road underdogs of +100 to +125 this season.

Orioles starting pitcher Scott Feldman (9-9, 4.10 ERA) has dropped back-to-back outings, including an 8-4 setback at home to the Seattle Mariners last time out, as he allowed five runs and seven hits over 4.2 frames.  The right-hander is 4-4 with a 3.82 ERA in 11 road games, surrendering eight home runs in 66 combined frames.  In three career games (two starts) versus the Diamondbacks, Feldman has put together a 0-1 record and 5.40 ERA.

Arizona has dropped two games in a row, including a 9-5 defeat to the New York Mets as -131 home favorites yesterday, while going OVER the betting total for the third time in four affairs.  The Diamondbacks are now 5.5 games back of the Cincinnati Reds for the final NL Wild Card spot, which could prove troublesome with outfielder Cody Ross potentially going on the disabled list with a dislocated hip.  He was batting .405 with three home runs and 10 RBIs since July 26.  Arizona is 7-10 at home with a money line of -100 to -125, with the UNDER going 10-7 in that situation.

Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley (9-8, 3.56 ERA) is on a three-game winning streak, which includes a 6-1 home victory over the Tampa Bay Rays last time out, as he allowed just a single run and five hits over seven frames.  The left-hander is 5-2 with a 3.93 ERA in nine home outings, issuing 23 walks and striking out 33 batters in 55 combined innings.  Miley will be facing the Orioles for the first time in his career.

Sports bettors will likely back the Diamondbacks due to their 21-5 record in their last 26 interleague games as a favorite of -110 to -150.

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