Free MLB Picks Today: Baltimore Orioles vs Cincinnati Reds 6/27/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Baltimore Orioles vs Cincinnati Reds 6/27/23
Tue 27th June 2023

The Baltimore Orioles (48-29) host the Cincinnati Reds (41-38) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Tuesday. The Orioles took Monday’s series opener 10-3. Reliever Bruce Zimmermann threw three innings to get the win.

Ryan McKenna went 1 for 2 with two runs in the win. Spencer Steer was 3 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs for the Reds.

ON THE MOUND

Andrew Abbott (3-0, 1.14 ERA) is slated to get the start for Cincinnati. The southpaw allowed three runs over six innings in his last start, a 5-3 road win over the Rockies on Wednesday. He scattered four hits while striking out 10 in the no-decision.

For Baltimore, righty Tyler Wells (6-3, 3.22 ERA) gets the start. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Reds. In his last start on Wednesday, Wells took the loss on the road against the Rays. He threw five innings and gave up four runs (2 ER) on four hits, striking out six and walking three in the 7-2 defeat.

AT THE PLATE

Over the last five games, Cincinnati has averaged 6.2 runs a game, up from their season average of 4.9, while slashing better across the board (.272/.356/.521). Against righties like Wells this season, the Reds have a .742 OPS.

Jake Fraley is the team’s best performer against right-handers with a .928 OPS in 172 at-bats. Baltimore is averaging only 4.4 runs per game in the last five, down slightly from 4.9 for the season.

The O’s have a .759 OPS against Southpaws in 2023. With a .417 OBP over 74 at-bats, Adley Rutschman has their highest on-base percentage against left-handers.

HOME AND AWAY

Cincinnati is 20-18 away from home in 2023, scoring 4.8 runs per game while allowing 4.8 runs. Baltimore has won three in a row in front of their home fans.

The O’s are 25-14 at home this season, averaging 4.6 runs per game while surrendering 4.3. Baltimore is 6-1 in seven games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards between the teams with an average scoreline of 6.7-4.7.

STANDINGS UPDATE

The Reds are second in the NL Central, zero games behind the division-leading Brewers. The Orioles are second in the AL East, four games behind the Rays.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Baltimore Orioles (-145)

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