Phillies vs Orioles: Best bets, TV schedule & betting preview for July 25th

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper celebrates after his RBI double during the fifth inning in Game 4 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Philadelphia Phillies dropped the opening game of their series with the Baltimore Orioles and will be hoping to bounce back on Tuesday afternoon, having now dropped 5 of their last 10.

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Phillies vs Orioles info

Date: Tuesday, July 25th 
Time: 6:40PM ET
Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
TV channel: MLB TV

Phillies vs Orioles Betting odds

Money line: Philadelphia Phillies (-125) | Baltimore Orioles (+105)
Run Line: Philadelphia Phillies +1.5 (-180) | Baltimore Orioles -1.5 (+155)
Run total: Over/Under 9.5 (-110)

Pitching matchup

Taijuan Walker (11-4, 4.11 ERA) vs Kyle Gibson (9-6, 4.76 ERA)

After an exceptional month of June where Walker allowed just 6 runs in as many games, the magic finally appears to be slowly disappearing. He’s given up 10 runs over his last 3 starts along with 15 hits. Walker has still been among the most consistent arms on the Phillies this season and this slight step back is hardly concerning, but it is worth noting if you’re planning on betting game totals or individual props.

Kyle Gibson, who played a big part in pushing the Phillies to their 2022 World Series appearance, will be taking the mound for Baltimore in front of the Philadelphia faithful in what promises to be an emotional contest. Since departing the City of Brotherly Love, Gibby has maintained his status as a strong starting pitcher, although he has given up 8 runs and 16 hits over his last 2 games.

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Kyle Schwarber connects for a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 13, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Phillies vs Orioles Betting preview

For me, the TOTAL is the play here. It’s an emotional day for Kyle Gibson and he is coming off of two slightly wobbly games. Taijuan Walker has also cooled off somewhat over the past few weeks and this combination should lend itself to a hitter-friendly day at Citizen’s Bank Park. I’ll back the OVER 9.5 runs here.

From the Baltimore’ side of things, Aaron Hicks is .333 against Taijuan Walker in his career, recording 4 hits in 12 at bats. Hicks is -135 to record a hit this evening, so I’ll be adding that to my slip.

If you’re looking for a Phillies hitter to thrive, it’s hard to look past Kyle Schwarber, who once again scored a run last night. It’s his second in as many games and he’s now scored 6 runs in his last 10. He’s -130 to add another to that tally this evening.

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Philadelphia Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto, right, celebrates his solo homer with Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper during the 10th inning in Game 1 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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