Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles Free Preview

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The Texas Rangers will be facing off against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be showing this AL showdown. The opening pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET.

Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles Odds

The Rangers have gone just 41-55 SU this year and are 44-51 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 4.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 10.8 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread just once over its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Orioles, on the other hand, are 27-69 SU and 37-58 ATS. The teams lost 39.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 28.5 units ATS. Baltimore has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in three of those seven.

Baltimore games have had an over/under record of 37-54-4 so far in 2018. Texas has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 41-47-7.

Texas pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 5.25 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 6.62 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.54, along with a WHIP of 1.43.

The Rangers offense has slashed .236/.320/.394 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 2.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.2 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

Shin-soo Choo and Nomar Mazara continue to lead Texas hitters. Choo is slashing .290/.400/.496 with 17 home runs, 42 RBIs and 52 runs scored. Mazara (.272/.332/.450) is up to 15 homers, 58 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Baltimore’s pitching staff has given up 5.2 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.25, a WHIP of 1.49 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.5. The bullpen has a 4.32 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

Baltimore’s offense has produced 3.5 runs per outing, including 2.9 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .226/.274/.354 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Manny Machado and right fielder Adam Jones have led the Orioles hitters this year. Machado is slashing .313/.384/.566 with 23 home runs, 64 RBIs, 46 runs and eight steals, and the line for Jones stands at .273/.297/.420 with 10 homers, 33 RBIs and 37 runs.

The Orioles have lost 7.6 units and are 15-17 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in 12 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers.

Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • Texas has recorded 11 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Baltimore has 13 XBH over its last five.
  • Texas has recorded 17.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 15.4 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit nine home runs over its last 10 games.