When the Baltimore Orioles were the scourge of the American League East in the 1970s, their rule over the division was fueled by a nucleur arms race. The Orioles won with pitching, pitching and more pitching. Lefties. Righties. Flamethrowers. Crafty hurlers. Bullpen aces. The Orioles had it all, and they never seemed run out of arms to run out there. Today’s Orioles are a different breed. They hit. They bash the ball over the fence, and try to score enough runs to overcome the deficiencies in their starting rotation.
It worked well enough to win them an American League East title and American League Championship Series appearance in 2014 but they couldn’t slug enough to outscore their own pitchers in 2015 and took a step backward.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Lines Today
If you plan on attending a Baltimore Orioles game, it’s best to wear comfortable clothing, because it’s going to be a long night.
Baltimore Orioles Scores & Schedule
This is the Baltimore Orioles game schedule and in the deep, competitive American League East Division, there will be many showdown games.
Baltimore Orioles Standings Right Now
Here you will find the Baltimore Orioles up to date standings. The Orioles are in tough in the American League East. While owner Peter Angelos is willing to spend money to bring talent to the team, they can’t compete financially with the mighty New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox.
Unable to land many A-list players from the free market, unfortunately, too often Baltimore has swung and missed when it’s come to free-agent signings, often forced to designate for assignment big-money additions who didn’t pan out and produce as anticipated.
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|5||San Francisco Giants||114||65||49||505||455||0.570|
|6||Toronto Blue Jays||115||65||50||551||470||0.565|
|7||Los Angeles Dodgers||114||64||50||504||438||0.561|
|9||Boston Red Sox||113||61||52||609||528||0.540|
|13||St. Louis Cardinals||115||60||55||567||498||0.522|
|16||New York Yankees||114||58||56||470||498||0.509|
|17||New York Mets||114||57||57||418||417||0.500|
|19||Kansas City Royals||114||55||59||436||497||0.482|
|20||Chicago White Sox||114||54||60||452||496||0.474|
|24||Los Angeles Angels||114||49||65||521||541||0.430|
|25||San Diego Padres||114||49||65||504||548||0.430|
|27||Tampa Bay Rays||113||46||67||454||498||0.407|
How To Win At Baltimore Orioles Betting
Not so long ago, the Orioles would be cannon fodder for the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox – even the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays – but that changed with the arrival of Buck Showalter as manager.
Showalter brought a winning culture back to Baltimore when the Orioles hired him in 2010, leading the Orioles to the playoffs in 2012, their first postseason appearance since 1997 and to the American League East title in 2014, their first finish atop the division in 17 years.
With their need to out produce their own suspect pitching, the Orioles don’t tend to play a lot of two-hour ballgames.
If you plan on betting on the Orioles, best that you play the over in the total wager. The staff earned-run average of Baltimore’s starting rotation jumped from 3.61 during their 2014 American League East title-winning campaign to 4.53 in 2015. Baltimore’s offense is also a difficult group to get a handle on. While the Orioles were third in the American League in home runs and seventh in runs during 2015, they were just 12th overall in total hits and 13th in the AL in bases on balls.
How to win at Baltimore Orioles betting is to hope that their batters can scratch out enough runs to overcome their starting pitching and get into their bullpen, which is the strength of this team. If the Orioles can get to the seventh inning with an advantage on the scoreboard, a bullpen with a 2015 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) of 3.9, second in the American League only to the 4.1 of the World Series champion Kansas City Royals, will lock the victory down.
No manager handlles pitchers better than Baltimore’s Buck Showalter, who never overuses his relievers and seems to have a natural feel for how to deploy his bullpen.
Back in the day, the Baltimore Orioles will all about starting pitching. In 1971 as they won the American League title and took the Pittsburgh Pirates to seven games in the World Series, the Orioles’ starting rotation boasted four 20-game winners – Dave McNally (21), Mike Cuellar (20), Jim Palmer (20) and Pat Dobson (20).
By contrast, just one American League pitcher was a 20-game winner in 2015.