Orioles vs. Padres prediction and odds for Monday, Aug. 14 (Back Lefty-Heavy O’s)

Take the red-hot Orioles as underdogs against a slumping San Diego squad

The Orioles and Padres have been trending in opposite directions, but you STILL have a chance to grab the red-hot O’s as underdogs tonight! 

Baltimore is a +120 underdog on the road at San Diego tonight likely due to the pitching matchup – Grayson Rodriguez vs. Yu Darvish – and playing away from their home field. 

But there’s plenty of reasons to back Baltimore even though the oddsmakers have San Diego favored to win. 

Let’s dig into the odds. 

Orioles vs. Padres Odds, Spread and Total

Orioles vs. Padres Prediction and Pick

Darvish is one of the most reliable veteran starting pitchers in baseball, but this matchup doesn’t suit him well. 

Left-handed hitters are batting .261 against Darvish this season compared to a .229 batting average for righties and Baltimore has TONS of strong left-handed batters. 

Several of the Orioles’ best hitters – Adley Rutschman, Gunnar Henderson, Anthony Santander, Cedric Mullins and Ryan O’Hearn – are each left-handed or switch hitters.

Though Rodriguez also struggles against left-handed bats, he’s recently improved since his early-season struggles and San Diego’s left-handed hitters (Juan Soto, Jake Cronenworth, Ji-Man Choi and Trent Grisham) aren’t too intimidating. 

Consider taking the hot team – Baltimore is 7-3 over its last 10 while San Diego is 3-7 – in a rare spot as underdogs with strong betting value.

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Pick: Baltimore ML (+120)

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