Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers Betting Preview

Jonathan GarosBaseball, MLB

The Baltimore Orioles are making a road trip to Arlington to square off against the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network is in line to broadcast this AL showdown and the action gets underway at 8:05 p.m. ET.

Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers Odds

Vegas is listing Texas (-145) as the favorite over Baltimore (+135). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds listed at -110 for over 11 runs and -110 for under 11. You can also bet on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Orioles +1.5 runs (-160) and Rangers -1.5 runs (+140).

The Orioles are 31-74 SU and have gone 45-62 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 38.1 units for moneyline bettors and 24.8 units ATS. Baltimore has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 44-62 SU and 53-56 ATS. The team’s lost 3.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.1 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Texas games have an over/under record of 50-52-7 in 2018. Baltimore has been a good under bet with a total record of 45-58-4.

The right-handed Andrew Cashner will get the nod for Baltimore. Cashner is 3-9 with a 4.33 ERA and 85 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rangers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rangers are putting the ball in the right hand of Yovani Gallardo (5-1, 6.26 ERA), who has 26 strikeouts and 21 walks as well as a 1.56 WHIP. Gallardo only made one start against the Orioles in 2017 (0-1, 18.00 ERA and four strikeouts across four innings).

Baltimore’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.23 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 7.34 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.21, along with a WHIP of 1.48 and a K-per-9 of 8.09.

Orioles hitters have slashed .233/.297/.389 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 7.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Manny Machado and right fielder Adam Jones have paced Baltimore’s hitters. Machado is slashing .315/.387/.575 with 24 home runs, 65 RBIs and 48 runs scored, while Jones (.281/.307/.431) has produced 11 homers, 43 RBIs and 41 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Texas’ pitching staff has yielded 5.3 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have an ERA of 5.29, a WHIP of 1.44 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.5. The bullpen has a 4.20 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

Texas’ hitters are putting up 4.5 runs per contest, including 6.3 per game over its last 10 games and 7.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .295/.353/.537 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Rangers’ hitters have been led by Shin-soo Choo and Nomar Mazara. Choo is hitting .281/.395/.482 with 18 home runs, 47 RBIs and 59 runs scored, and Mazara’s line is .272/.332/.450 with 15 homers, 58 RBIs and 46 runs.

The Orioles have lost 33.1 units and are 27-44 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 30 of those games, compared to 38 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rangers have lost 5.7 units and are 36-39 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 31 of those games, as opposed to 40 which went under the total.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Rangers, ATS Winner – Orioles, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • The under has hit in just two of Baltimore’s last seven games.
  • Baltimore has recorded 25.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 31.4 over its last five.
  • The Orioles have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.