MLB Betting Guide: Wednesday 6/8/22
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Orioles Moneyline (+106): 1-Star Rating Out of 5
Lyles has surprisingly been decent in 2022. Through 62 innings, he's pitched to a 4.07 SIERA, his best mark since 2018. He's limiting juicy contact with a 31.3% hard-hit rate and 33.2% fly-ball rate, which has helped Lyles allow only 1.02 homers per nine.
Lyles has done all this despite 6 of his 11 starts coming against the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees. The Cubs' offense has actually been solid this year, ranking 11th in wOBA, but they're not the Yanks or Sox.
Stroman has mostly been a quality arm this year for the Cubbies, but he's had a few blow-up outings. He permitted nine earned runs in four innings last time out against the St. Louis Cardinals, and he gave up seven runs in 4 1/3 frames earlier this year to the Tampa Bay Rays. He's up against an O's attack that is in a groove right now, sitting ninth in wOBA (.336) over the last seven days.
We have this game as a very even matchup, but we give the Orioles win odds of 50.7%. Their +106 moneyline price implies odds of 48.5%. Taking Baltimore to win is a one-star bet.
Over 7.5 (-115): 2-Star Rating Out of 5
Naughton has been good in a very small sample this season, but for his brief career, he owns a 4.81 SIERA and 15.5% strikeout rate. He's struggled in the bigs, and our projections have the Tampa Bay Rays getting to him for 4.54 runs.
Kluber has a 22.3% strikeout rate and 3.59 SIERA. He's been pretty nice this year for the Rays. But with the total at just 7.5 runs and Tampa projected to have success against Naughton, we shouldn't need too much from the offense of the St. Louis Cardinals -- which just welcomed back Tyler O'Neill last night -- for the over to hit. We have St. Louis plating 4.02 runs.
That's 8.56 runs in all, and we give the over a 58.4% chance to hit, rating it as a two-star wager.