Cincinnati Reds at Baltimore Orioles 9/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/1/2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
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Tuesday night, the Cincinnati Reds will take the field behind Mat Latos (5 - 3, 4.15 ERA) as they take on the Baltimore Orioles and Bud Norris (11 - 8, 4.00 ERA). Latos will make his 15th start and Norris will make his 24th start.
Mat Latos turned in a decent performance his last time out and it led to a victory for the right-hander. In the win, Latos was charged with 4 runs on 7 hits (including 2 homers) in 7 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out a season- high 10. It was the 1st win for Latos since the beginning of August. But he is 4 - 2 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Latos started 32 games and finished the year with a 14 - 7 record and a 3.16 ERA.
Latos didn't pitch against the Orioles in 2013 and he has seen only 6 of the Orioles before. But he has handled them well, holding them to a 0.91 average with 2 hits and an RBI in 22 at-bats.
Bud Norris escaped with a no-decision in his last outing after one of his weaker efforts of the year. Norris gave up 4 runs and 6 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 5. Even though Norris is 5 - 3 in his last 10 outings, he has allowed 3 or more runs in 5 of those starts. Last season, Norris posted a 10 - 12 record with a 4.18 ERA in 30 starts and 2 relief appearances with the Orioles and the Houston Astros.
Norris didn't face the Reds in 2013, but he has seen many of the Cincinnati hitters before. The Reds are batting .245 with 26 hits, 4 home runs and 11 RBIs in 106 at-bats.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 61-71-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.1
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 59-73-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.6
Injuries to Watch
08/18/14 P Homer Bailey Elbow 15-day DL (8/8)
08/17/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 60-day DL (7/1)
08/07/14 P Logan Ondrusek Shoulder 15-day DL (7/13)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
08/31/14 1B Steve Pearce Abdominal out indefinitely
08/22/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 15-day DL (8/12); out for season
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 60-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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