Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 1 (8/1): MLB

Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 1 (8/1): MLB

Credit: photo by Jessica Rapfogel-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:05 p.m. EST
Orioles money line +141
Orioles run line +1.5 (-145)
Rangers money line -170
Rangers run line -1.5 (+125)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Baltimore Orioles Texas Rangers
Record 51-51 46-55
Road / home record 22-31 21-26
Last 10 record 5-5 4-6
Streak L2 W1
Over / under record 46-52-4 48-46-7
Runs / game 4.19 4.55
Runs allowed / game 4.25 4.47

 

Preview

The Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Globe Life Field. The Orioles lost their last series against the Cincinnati Reds while the Rangers beat the Angels 3 of 4 times. The Orioles are 3-0 vs Rangers this season.

Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles get here with a 51-51 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.19 runs per game. They're batting for .234 AVG, 425 runs scored in 803 hits and 104 home runs, ranking #21 in offense in the league behind the Arizona Diamondbacks. Anthony Santander leads the team with 19 home runs and 56 RBI. Trey Mancini is batting for a .268 AVG.

Defensively they are allowing 4.25 runs per game and rank #12 in the league. Jordan Lyles leads the pitching staff with a 4.56 ERA, 97 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:

Spenser Watkins (3-1, 4.03 ERA) will be on the mound for the Orioles in the 1st game of the series. Watkins pitched 5.1 innings against the Rays, allowing three runs on ten hits and striking out four. He did not factor in the decision. He has allowed 1 run on 4 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts in 6.2 innings versus the Rangers in his career. He has been credited with the win.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 46-55 record and have won 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.55 runs per game and they're batting for .239 AVG, have 460 runs scored in 824 hits and 126 home runs, ranking #11 in offense in the league behind the Minnesota Twins. Adolis Garcia leads with 63 RBI and 18 home runs while Corey Seager has 23 homers and 54 RBI.

Defensively as they are allowing 4.47 runs per game and rank #20 in the league. Martin Perez leads the pitching staff with a 2.52 ERA, 107 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded for the Rangers.

Probable Pitcher:

Jon Gray (7-5, 3.62 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rangers in the 1st game of the series. In 6.1 innings of work against the Mariners on Wednesday, Gray took the loss after giving up four earned runs on five hits, four walks, and eight strikeouts. He has given up 1 run on 5 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts in 7 innings against the Orioles in his career. He has been credited with the win.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas.

Baltimore are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games against an opponent in the American League.

Texas Rangers are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games.

Texas are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the American League.

Prediction

The Orioles struggled offensively in the last 2 games of the series vs Reds and will have to face Jon Gray for this game who has been solid this season allowing 4 runs in his last 19.1 innings pitched. Spencer Watkins will take the mound for Baltimore who's also doing a great job this season and held the Rangers to only 1 run across 6 innings pitched. I expect a low scoring game as both pitchers should have quality starts. Take the under.

PICK: Under 8 (-110)

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