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The Baltimore Orioles travel to Cleveland to face Guardians for the first game in their three-game series tonight. Can Cal Quantrill silence Baltimore's bats? Allie O'Neill breaks down the game.

Cleveland Guardians vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, Pick, Odds: Can Cal Quantrill Silence Baltimore?

The Baltimore Orioles, currently ranked fourth in the AL East, travel to Cleveland to face the leaders of the AL Central. The Guardians picked up a 2-1 series win in Baltimore earlier this season. Granted, the Orioles have since taken a surprising turn for the better, but I'll still back Cleveland on the money line to pick up a win tonight. Let's dive into my prediction, pick, and odds for the Guardians vs Orioles game.

Guardians vs Orioles Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: August 30, 2022
  • Start Time: 6:10 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: MLB.TV

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Cleveland Guardians vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction

It's hard not to take the Guardians behind Cal Quantrill, who has led the Guardians to a win in nine straight appearances. Quantrill has pitched notably well lately, only allowing four runs in four consecutive outings, and is 6-0 with a 3.38 ERA at home. While he typically gets pretty deep into games, the Guardians bullpen has the lowest ERA in the last ten games and should be fully available to provide support if needed. Even though Quantrill hasn't seen the Orioles yet this season, he should continue to be his team's lucky charm.

Meanwhile, Spencer Watkins (3.96 ERA and 1.32 WHIP) has been struggling a bit lately, as evidenced by the Orioles losing four straight behind him. Watkins is a high-contact pitcher. The Guardians could exploit this since Cleveland's offense strikes out less than any other team in the league.

Picking up a win tonight should be important to both teams with the playoffs on the horizon. The Guardians need to work on re-extending their divisional lead, as the Minnesota Twins now only sit two games behind them. The All-Star Break has proven fruitful for the Orioles. Since returning, they've played surprisingly good baseball and are even eyeing a wild-card spot. The bookmakers have now finally stopped underestimating the Orioles, but tonight, the odds are rightfully in Cleveland's favor with this Cal Quantrill vs Spenser Watkins pitching matchup. I expect the Orioles to put up a good fight, but think the Guardians prevail.

Cleveland Guardians vs Baltimore Orioles Pick

Pick: Guardians ML -150 (Bet $150 to win $100)

*Odds available at DraftKings at time of publishing*

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Allie enjoys the challenge of betting on the NHL and MLB. Allie appears regularly on the SportsLine podcast Early Edge. She is also a diehard Alabama Crimson Tide fan.


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