In this interleague matchup, the Phillies (53-47, 26-20 home) play host to the Orioles (62-38, 32-18 away) at Citizens Bank Park. Taking the mound for the Phillies is Taijuan Walker, while the Orioles will go with Kyle Gibson. Check out my pick for two of this Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles matchup.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES VS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Baltimore Orioles +108
This game will be played at Citizens Bank Park at 6:40 ET on Tuesday, July 25th.
WHY BET THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES:
- The Phillies come into this matchup on a three game home losing streak.
- As the road underdog, the Orioles’ win streak currently stands at three games.
- In Kyle Gibson’s three most recent starts, the Orioles are 3-0.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES ON A RUNLINE WIN STREAK
On a record of 62-38, the Orioles are 1st in the AL East. At home, they have put together a win percent of 60.0% compared to 64.0% on the road. This season, Baltimore has gone 38-28 against teams who are above .500, and hold an overall series record of 19-10-3.
Starter Kyle Gibson has been a reliable presence for the Orioles this season, boasting an overall record of 9-6 in 21 appearances. His ERA stands at 4.76, while his K/9 rate is 7.29 and FIP is 3.85. Opposing hitters have had difficulty getting on base against Gibson, with an OBP of .320.
The Orioles emerged victorious the last time Kyle Gibson took the mound, defeating the Rays 4-3. Despite Gibson’s quality start, which saw him pitch six innings and concede three earned runs, he was not awarded the win and instead received a no-decision.
Over their last ten games, the Orioles are ranked 11th in the league in scoring at 4.4 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.9 per contest puts them 9th in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, Baltimore is 13th, with an OBP currently sitting at .319. The team’s collective batting average is .250 (12th).
Anthony Santander has been a powerhouse for the Orioles in 2023, leading the team with 17 home runs and 55 RBIs. His slugging percentage of .475 is indicative of his impressive offensive performance.
WILL THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Phillies enter today’s game with an overall record of 53-47, including putting together an above .500 mark at home (26-20). This year, Philadelphia has played in 32 series and have gone 17-13-2. Currently, they are 3rd in the NL East.
The Phillies will turn to starter Taijuan Walker, who has compiled an 11-4 record this season. In 20 appearances, his ERA sits at 4.11, with a K/9 of 7.88. His FIP is 4.36 and OBP is .300.
Taijuan Walker will look to build on his last outing, when he pitched six frames and gave up four earned runs on six hits. Unfortunately, the Phillies were defeated 4-0 by the Brewers.
With a season-long average of 4.5 runs per game, the Phillies are the 16th ranked scoring offense this season. As a team, they are batting .256, with an OBP of .320. In Philadelphia’s last ten games, they are 13th in home runs, having gone deep eight times in that span.
The Phillies’ Bryson Stott is the team’s leader in hits, boasting a .301 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .431 and his on-base percentage is .344 heading into the game.