Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles Free Pick

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The Baltimore Orioles will try to avoid dropping their fourth consecutive game as they play host to the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards. This AL matchup will be nationally televised on Fox and the first pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET.

Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds

Baltimore (-110) is favored over Texas (+100) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 10.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the runline odds sitting at Rangers +1.5 runs (-210) and Orioles -1.5 runs (+175).

The Rangers are 41-54 SU and have gone 44-50 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 5.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.8 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Orioles, on the other hand, are 26-69 SU and 36-58 ATS. They’ve lost 38.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 29.5 units ATS. Baltimore has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Baltimore games have a 37-53-4 over/under record so far in 2018. The Rangers have an over/under record of 41-46-7.

Martin Perez is getting the nod for the Rangers. The southpaw Perez is 2-3 with a 9.67 ERA and 13 strikeouts. He has yet to face Baltimore this year, but he made two starts against the Orioles in 2017, compiling a 0-2 record against them with an 11.32 ERA and six strikeouts.

The Orioles are sending Yefry Ramirez (0-3, 3.93 ERA) to the mound. Ramirez has 17 strikeouts and six walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.25. Ramirez did not accrue any MLB pitching stats last season.

As a unit, Baltimore’s pitching staff has allowed 5.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have a 5.30 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.38 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

The Baltimore hitters are putting up 3.6 runs per outing, including 3.0 per game over its last 10 games and 3.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .218/.279/.364 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Orioles offense has been led by shortstop Manny Machado and outfielder Adam Jones. Machado is hitting .313/.383/.568 with 23 home runs, 64 RBIs and 46 runs scored, and Jones is hitting .275 with 10 homers, 33 RBIs and 37 runs.

For the visiting squad, Texas pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.31 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6.64 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.55, along with a K/9 of 8.47.

The Rangers offense has slashed .237/.320/.396 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Texas offense has been led by Shin-soo Choo and Nomar Mazara. Choo is slashing .289/.397/.496 with 17 home runs, 42 RBIs and 52 runs scored, while Mazara is slashing .272/.333/.453 with 15 homers, 58 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

The Orioles have lost 6.6 units and are 14-17 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The overs hit in 12 of those games, compared to 18 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers.

Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in four of Texas last seven games.
  • The Rangers have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit 11 over their last 10.
  • Baltimore has posted 18.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.6 over its last five.
  • The Orioles have lost four of their last five games SU.