Baltimore Orioles vs. Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, Preview, and Odds

The Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers will finish their interleague series on Thursday at American Family Field. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET.

Baltimore (37-23 SU and 38-22 RL) is starting right-hander Kyle Bradish. The 26-year-old is 2-2 with a 4.13 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP in ten outings.

Milwaukee (33-28 SU and 28-33 RL) is countering with righty Colin Rea. The 32-year-old is 3-3 with a 4.94 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP in ten games (nine starts) this year.

The Brewers are slight moneyline favorites and the game total is 9.5.

*Article published before the conclusion of Wednesday’s game.

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Are the O’s for real?

The Orioles are 14 games over .5oo and second to only Tampa in the AL East. Will they find a way past the Rays before the end of the regular season?

B-More scores 4.92 runs per game (7th) and hits .248 (16th) with a .737 OPS (12th). It’s hit 69 homers (14th) and stolen 47 bases (10th) in 2023. The Orioles staff sports a 4.16 ERA (15th) and a 1.33 WHIP (19th) with 18 quality starts.

The O’s will turn to Bradish in Thursday afternoon’s series finale. In his last start, he gave up three runs on seven hits in four innings. He has surrendered three or less runs in eight of ten outings. Bradish has a 41:15 K:BB ratio in 2023.

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The Brewers took control of the NL Central on Tuesday

Milwaukee took Tuesday’s series opener over Baltimore with a walk-off single in the tenth inning. The victory pushed the Brew Crew back up the NL Central standings, giving them a half-game lead over Pittsburgh.

The Brewers average 4.02 runs (25th) and hit .228 (27th) with a .681 OPS (26th). They have 70 home runs (12th) and 55 stolen bases (6th) this year. The Milwaukee pitching staff has a 4.04 ERA (13th) and a 1.28 WHIP (15th) with 26 quality starts.

Rea gets the nod for the home team tomorrow. The right-hander has won three consecutive starts, holding Houston, San Francisco, and Cincinnati to seven earned runs in 16.1 innings. Rea was win-less in his first seven starts — will he continue his hot streak vs. Baltimore?

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Orioles are 5-1 in their last six Thursday games and the Brewers are 1-5 in their last six Thursday games.

The Orioles are 5-1 in their last six during game three of a series, 13-3 in their last 16 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5, and 7-3 in their last ten road games.

The Brewers slash .224 .304/.399/.703 at home and did not perform as a first-place team should in May (.219/.291/.369/.660). Their June splits aren’t any good, either (.205/.303/.327/.630). While they have managed to win four of their previous five heading into Tuesday’s night game, I don’t anticipate them going on a much longer winning streak.

The Orioles boast the second-best winning percentage on the road (64.5%) and the third-best winning percentage as road underdogs in MLB. Thursday’s starter Bradish has been a reliable arm in the O’s rotation, holding half his opponents to one or no runs scored. Against a Milwaukee team that’s 25th in scoring, 26th in OPS, and 27th in batting average, I’m confident he will have a quality start.

I’m wagering three units that Baltimore will win straight-up Thursday afternoon.

Full-Game Total Pick

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The under is 6-1-1 in the Orioles’ last eight interleague games vs. a right-handed starter, 4-1 in their last five vs. a team with a winning record, and 4-1 in their last five road games.

The under is 4-0 in the Brewers’ last four during game three of a series, 5-0-1 in their last six interleague games, and 14-2 in their last 16 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5. It’s also 9-1 in Milwaukee’s last ten Thursday games and 6-1-1 in their last eight overall.

The under is my bet on the total at 9.5 runs scored. Rea has held four of his opponents to two or less runs and six of his opponents to three or less runs. Bradish has also been adept at keeping the opposition off the scoreboard. The Orioles are ice-cold at the dish so far in June (.199/.231/.353/.584), as are the Brewers. In an interleague game vs. an unfamiliar opponent, I am confident this will be a low-scoring game.

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Mike Briggs is a passionate sports fan and writer, earning his B.A. in Journalism. In 2020, he moved across the country from New Jersey to San Diego to satisfy his lifelong obsession of living near an MLB stadium. As a proud MSU basketball supporter, Mike believes he’s learned a lot watching coach Tom Izzo lead the Spartans to Big Ten titles and Final Fours regularly. He’s also well-read on the NBA, having a subscription to SLAM magazine, the famed “basketball bible,” since he was a teenager. Mike spends his free time strategizing futures bets and researching opportunities to make a few bucks on tonight’s game. You can follow Mike on Twitter @BriggsWrites for sports betting, DFS, and stock trading tips.