The Baltimore Orioles are trying to avoid losing their fourth straight game as they play host to the Texas Rangers at Oriole Park. This AL matchup can be viewed across the country on Fox and the opening pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET.
Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds
Baltimore (-110) is favored over Texas (+100) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 10.5 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at Rangers +1.5 runs (-210) and Orioles -1.5 runs (+175).
The Orioles are 26-69 straight up (SU) and 36-58 against the spread (ATS). The team’s 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 went over in four of those seven. The Rangers are 41-54 SU and have gone 44-50 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 5.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.8 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed 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 start for the visiting Rangers. The left-handed Perez is 2-3 with a 9.67 ERA and 13 strikeouts. This is his first outing against Baltimore this year. He did make two starts against the team in 2017, putting together a 0-2 record 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 record any MLB pitching stats last season.
Baltimore’s pitching staff has allowed 5.3 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starters have an ERA of 5.30, a WHIP of 1.50 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.5. The bullpen has a 4.38 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.
The Baltimore offense has produced 3.6 runs per contest, including 3.0 per game over its last 10 games and 3.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .218/.279/.364 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.
The Orioles’ offense has been led by shortstop Manny Machado and right fielder Adam Jones. Machado is slashing .313/.383/.568 with 23 home runs, 64 RBIs and 46 runs scored, while Jones is batting .275 with 10 homers, 33 RBIs and 37 runs.
In the other dugout, Texas’ pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.31 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6.64 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.55, along with a WHIP of 1.44 and a K/9 of 8.47.
The Rangers offense has slashed .237/.320/.396 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 3.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
Texas’ offensive production has been fueled 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 (.272/.333/.453) is up to 15 homers, 58 RBIs and 46 runs scored.
The Orioles have lost 6.6 units and are 14-17 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 12 of those games, compared to 18 that’ve hit the under against lefties.
Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Orioles, ATS Winner – Rangers, O/U – OVER
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 games and 17.6 over its last five.
The Orioles have lost four of their last five games SU.
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