The Baltimore Orioles (93-56) and Houston Astros (84-66) clash Monday to open a 3-game series. First pitch at Minute Maid Park is slated for 8:10 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Orioles vs. Astros odds and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.
Season series: Houston leads 2-1
Baltimore has clinched its first postseason appearance since 2016, learning the news when the Texas Rangers lost to the Cleveland Guardians before the Orioles’ 5-4, 11-inning contest against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays was complete. Baltimore suffered a 4-game losing streak last week, but is still a robust 16-8 over its last 24 games.
Houston is back at home after dropping 2 of 3 at the Kansas City Royals over the weekend. The Astros have been playing with their food a bit when it comes to closing out the Texas Rangers in the AL West. Houston, which leads the West by 1 1/2 games, is just 7-8 this month.