Orioles vs Braves Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 5 (Atlanta Offense Crushes Dean Kremer at Truist Park)

The Atlanta Braves (22-10) will be aiming for their sixth win in their last seven games when they host the Baltimore Orioles (21-10) in Game 1 of their three-game series on Friday, May 5.

Both Baltimore and Atlanta have had successful season starts, making this an intriguing series for MLB fans to watch. Baltimore is coming off a series win where they won two of the Royals’ three games, while Atlanta swept the Marlins in a three-game road series.

The Braves enter this contest as clear home favorites on the money line and split according to FanDuel Sportsbook odds. This 7:20 p.m. ET clash also features an 8.5 over/under, with the under favored at -122 odds.

It’s worth noting that these teams line up the same on the plate, as the Orioles and Braves both rank in the top 10 teams in points per game, on-base percentage, and home runs per game. The same cannot be said for the two pitching teams, as there is a major difference in the success rate.

Atlanta ranks fifth in the team ERA (3.51) and will send Max Fried to the mound Friday night. Fried has posted an impressive 0.45 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in four starts this season (2-0 record). The 29-year-old has gone on three consecutive goalless outings before this clash.

On the other side, Baltimore ranks 18th in the team ERA (4.57) and is counting on Dean Kremer to lead the way on the mound. Kremer struggled with a 6.67 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over six starts (2-1 record). He’s also allowed at least four runs in five of those six starts, so I’m going to wipe him out on the road.

Final score prediction: Orioles: 4 | Brave: 6

There’s not too much explaining to do with this best bet. As mentioned above, Kremer has allowed at least 4 runs in five of his six starts. Atlanta should jump on him early, while Fried navigates an Orioles lineup that has little to no experience against him. I love that Baltimoe gets to 4 points late in the game, but not before the Braves do. This bet appears to be a relatively even-odds robbery.

Bet: Race to 4 Runs – Atlanta Braves (-112)

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