Orioles Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 5, 2022

Written By Staff on August 4, 2022

Both the Baltimore Orioles (54-51) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (42-62) head into Friday’s matchup on win streaks. The Orioles have won three straight games, the Pirates three in a row. Baltimore’s (-152 to win) Dean Kremer and Pittsburgh’s (+128) Mitch Keller pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting trends in this article are based off odds valid as of August 5, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Orioles vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kremer (BAL) Pitcher Keller (PIT)
3 – 3 W/L 3 – 7
51.1 IP 101.0
3.86 ERA 4.37
1.403 WHIP 1.416
7.2 K/9 7.8
2.5 BB/9 3.3

Orioles Probable Starter Dean Kremer

  • Kremer makes the start for the Orioles, his 11th of the season. He is 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 51 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, the righty tossed 4 2/3 innings, giving up six earned runs while surrendering 10 hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put up a 3.86 ERA and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings in 10 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .289 to his opponents.
  • Kremer has two quality starts under his belt this year.
  • The opposing Pirates offense has a collective .220 batting average, and is 29th in the league with 760 total hits and 28th in MLB play with 380 runs scored. It has the 28th-ranked slugging percentage (.364) and ranks 17th in home runs (105) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Kremer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Michael Chavis 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 1.000
Ke’Bryan Hayes 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Kevin Newman 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Pirates Probable Starter Mitch Keller

  • The Pirates’ Keller (3-7) will make his 19th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed five hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched in 20 games this season with an ERA of 4.37 and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .270.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his fifth quality start in a row.
  • The Orioles rank 23rd in MLB with a .234 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 16th in the league (.388) and 109 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Orioles Stats vs Keller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Brett Phillips 2 .000 0 0 1 .500 .500
Robinson Chirinos 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Orioles Betting Trends

  • The Orioles have a 7-3 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 70% of those games).
  • Baltimore has played as a moneyline favorite of -152 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Orioles a 60.3% chance to win.
  • Baltimore has played in 105 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 51 times (51-52-2).
  • The Orioles have a 71-34-0 record against the spread this season (covering 67.6% of the time).
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • This season, the Pirates have won 34 out of the 89 games, or 38.2%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Pittsburgh has a record of 25-41, a 37.9% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +128 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Pirates have a 43.9% chance to win.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have hit the over in 44 of their 105 games with a total this season.
  • In 105 games with a spread this season, the Pirates are 56-49-0 ATS.

Orioles Players to Watch

  • Cedric Mullins has a .388 slugging percentage, which leads the Orioles. He’s hitting .260 with 23 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 33 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB, Mullins’ batting average ranks 65th, his on-base percentage ranks 87th, and he is 110th in the league in slugging.
  • Mullins heads into this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .294 with a home run, two walks and three RBI.
  • Anthony Santander has racked up 94 hits with a .340 on-base percentage to lead his team in both. He has 15 doubles, 19 home runs and 35 walks while batting .259.
  • Among the qualified, Santander ranks 67th in batting average, 57th in on-base percentage, and 47th in slugging.
  • Santander brings a 14-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 games he is hitting .400 with three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI.
  • Austin Hays is batting .258 with 24 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 23 walks.
  • Ryan Mountcastle has 22 doubles, 14 home runs and 22 walks while hitting .246.

Orioles Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Cedric Mullins 407 .260 58 9 45 .322 .710
Austin Hays 364 .258 49 12 47 .317 .746
Anthony Santander 363 .259 48 19 59 .340 .797
Ryan Mountcastle 357 .246 42 14 52 .288 .714
Jorge Mateo 319 .216 41 10 32 .264 .653
Rougned Odor 293 .195 34 10 37 .253 .622
Ramón Urías 259 .247 34 11 36 .296 .721
Adley Rutschman 202 .252 35 5 19 .353 .799
Brett Phillips 186 .145 21 5 14 .223 .470
Robinson Chirinos 149 .168 8 3 17 .256 .538

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh with 84 hits and an OBP of .341 this season.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Reynolds ranks 69th in batting average, 56th in on-base percentage, and 43rd in slugging percentage.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes leads Pittsburgh in slugging percentage (.350) thanks to 25 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Hayes ranks 99th in batting average, 92nd in on-base percentage and 136th in slugging percentage.
  • Ben Gamel has 53 hits this season and has a slash line of .237/.333/.362.
  • Michael Chavis is batting .248 with a .285 OBP and 33 RBI for Pittsburgh this season.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ke’Bryan Hayes 366 .246 41 5 32 .319 .669
Bryan Reynolds 326 .258 44 16 34 .341 .801
Michael Chavis 270 .248 25 10 33 .285 .700
Ben Gamel 224 .237 28 4 24 .333 .695
Josh VanMeter 152 .184 15 3 12 .267 .563
Oneil Cruz 137 .219 20 8 27 .260 .705
Kevin Newman 129 .279 12 0 14 .326 .729
Cal Mitchell 129 .209 12 4 12 .248 .597
Tucupita Marcano 78 .269 11 2 7 .321 .731
Bligh Madris 74 .189 7 1 6 .231 .528

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