The Baltimore Orioles are paying a visit to Arlington to take on the Rangers at Globe Life Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network is in line to broadcast this AL matchup.
Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers Odds
The Orioles are 32-74 SU and are 46-62 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 35.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 23.7 units ATS. Baltimore’s covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the over has hit in six of those seven. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 44-62 SU and 53-56 ATS. They’ve 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.
Rangers games have had an over/under record of 50-52-7 in 2018. The Orioles have been a decent under bet with a total record of 46-58-4.
Kevin Gausman will get the start for the visiting Orioles. The right-handed Gausman is 5-8 with a 4.43 ERA and 104 strikeouts. He has yet to face Texas this year, but he did make two starts against the Rangers in 2017, putting together a 2-0 record against them with a 0.61 ERA and 16 strikeouts.
The Rangers are planning to start righty Ariel Jurado (1-1, 4.22 ERA), who’s got four strikeouts and three walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.03. Jurado did not pitch in the majors last season.
As a unit, Texas’ pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 5.29 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.20 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.
The Texas offense has put up 4.5 runs per outing, including 6.3 per game over its last 10 games and 7.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .295/.353/.537 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Shin-soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have led the Rangers’ offense this year. 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.
In the visiting dugout, Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.19 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 7.36 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.27, along with a WHIP of 1.48 and a K/9 of 8.07.
The Orioles offense has slashed .234/.298/.391 on its way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 8.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).
Baltimore’s offense has been powered by right fielder Adam Jones and shortstop Manny Machado, who’ve collectively swatted 35 home runs. Jones is slashing .285/.313/.431 with 11 home runs, 44 RBIs and 41 runs scored, while Machado is hitting .315/.387/.575 with 24 homers, 65 RBIs and 48 runs scored.
The Orioles have lost 30.8 units and are 28-44 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 31 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 righty starter. The over’s hit in 31 of those games, compared to 40 that went under.
Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Rangers, ATS Winner – Orioles, O/U – OVER