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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 3:40pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will be going for the series win when they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the final game of their three-game interleague series on Wednesday afternoon. The game will be played at Chase Field and it is scheduled to begin at 3:40 PM. ET.

John Means, 8-5, 2.95 ERA, will get the start for the Orioles. The Diamondbacks will counter with Taylor Clarke, 2-3, 6.50 ERA.

(This preview was written before Tuesday’s game was played).

Orioles Going For Fourth Win In Six Games

The Orioles have struggled to get wins this season but they have played well over the past week and have won three of their last five games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Diamondbacks, which will give them their second consecutive series win and fourth win in their last six games.

Offensively, Baltimore is one of the worst teams in the league. The team’s .242 batting average is 26th in the league. Their .303 on-base percentage is 27th, while their .406 slugging percentage is 26th in the league. The 421 runs they have scored is 27th in the league.

Hanser Alberto leads the Orioles with a .307 batting average, while Renato Nunez leads the team with 23 homers and 55 RBI.

Baltimore’s pitching has been as bad as the team’s offense. Opponents have a .269 batting average against the Orioles, which is 25th in the league. Their 5.60 ERA is 30th, while their 25 quality starts are 28th in the league.

In his last start, Means gave up four hits and two earned runs in six innings, helping the Orioles get an 11-2 win over the Boston Red Sox. The team will need another solid effort from him to get the win on Wednesday.

Diamondbacks Going For Second Win In Three Games

The Diamondbacks bounced back from their series loss to the Milwaukee Brewers with a win over the Orioles in their series-opener. They will be trying to pick up the series win and their second win in their last three games when they face the Orioles on Wednesday.

Offensively, Arizona is one of the better teams in the league. The team’s .260 batting average is ninth in the league. Their .326 on-base percentage is 11th, while their .450 slugging percentage is 10th in the league. The 524 runs they have scored is also 10th in the league.

Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with a .322 batting average, while Eduardo Escobar leads the team with 22 homers and 79 RBI.

Arizona’s pitching has also been very good. Opponents have a .248 batting average against the Diamondbacks, which is 11th in the league. Their 4.28 ERA is 12th, while their 44 quality starts are 11th in the league.

In his last start, Clarke gave up seven hits and four earned runs in 3.2 innings, but the Diamondbacks were able to get a 10-7 win over the Brewers. The team will need a better performance from him to beat the Orioles on Wednesday.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Diamondbacks have played well against American League teams, winning their last seven interleague games and 20 of their 28 interleague home games. The Orioles haven’t been as successful against National League teams, losing six of their last seven interleague games and their last five games against NL West teams.

Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Orioles have played over the total in four of their last five road games against teams with winning records and in Means’ last five starts. The Diamondbacks have played over the total in three of their last four games and in five of Clarke’s last six starts.

Prediction: Over

First Five Innings Side Pick

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The Diamondbacks will win the first five innings of this game because they have outplayed the Orioles in the first five innings of their last three games. The two teams are even offensively with each of them averaging 4.33 runs per game in their last three games. However, the Diamondbacks have been better defensively, holding opponents to 2.67 runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games while the Orioles are giving up 7.33 runs per game.

Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks

First Five Innings Total Bet

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The Orioles and Diamondbacks are averaging 8.66 combined runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games and they will stay over the first five-inning total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over

Written By Bosun Akinpelu

I am very passionate about sports, so I kind of feel bad that I get paid to do this. As someone who minored in Mathematics, I have a lot of faith in numbers, and make my picks based on stats and not emotions. I've been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so stick with me if you want to get paid.