The Baltimore Orioles claimed a victory on Saturday, defeating the Minnesota Twins by a score of 6-2. The result was a road victory for Baltimore over a divisional leader in the American League. The Orioles are worth a look at in terms of some of their recent trends. The chart below is updated following Saturday’s game and it shows that Baltimore has been playing well for the last two months now with just a small dip in form relative to their opening weeks.

Baltimore Orioles betting tips: Recent Form Alert (last two months)

  • Formerly: 22 – 13 on May 9th, 2023
  • Currently: 53 – 35 (overall)
  • Recent form: 31 – 22 since May 9th, 2023
  • Recent winning rate: .585

Their .585 winning rate in their last 53 games is a little below their overall winning rate of .602 on the entire season. However, those slim differences need not be cause for much concern. That’s especially true since the team that Baltimore is chasing, the Tampa Bay Rays, is struggling. Heading into Saturday, the Rays were well below standard lately and have been since about late May.

Tampa Bay Rays: Recent Form Alert*

  • Formerly: 38 – 16 on May 28th, 2023
  • Currently: 57 – 34 (overall)
  • Recent form: 19 – 18 since May 28th, 2023
  • Recent winning rate: .514

*note, trends do not include Tampa Bay’s Saturday result

Looking at Baltimore on a shorter-termed trend, they have been playing well for the last month. Since June 8th, the team has posted a .593 winning percentage as per the chart below. Anyway that you slice the Baltimore Orioles, they are basically a .590 to .600 team.

Baltimore Orioles: One-month form

  • Formerly: 37 – 24 on June 8th, 2023
  • Currently: 53 – 35 (overall)
  • Recent form: 16 – 11 since June 8th, 2023
  • Recent winning rate: .593

The odds on Baltimore should be shortening in futures markets soon based on how they’ve been chipping away at the Rays’ lead. Recently, Unibet sportsbook had them at +800 to win the division. As of the time of writing on Saturday evening, the Orioles were at +600 to win the AL East. The Rays certainly look like a team to avoid. In opposing them, bettors should be going with Baltimore at this point at +600 with either Unibet or bet365.

Recommendation: Baltimore wins the AL East at +600

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