Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 2 (8/2): MLB
- Aug 2, 2022, 2:31:35 AM
Credit: photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||8:05 p.m. EST|
|Orioles money line||+105|
|Orioles run line||+1.5 (-195)|
|Rangers money line||-125|
|Rangers run line||-1.5 (+165)|
|Over / under||8.5|
|Baltimore Orioles||Texas Rangers|
|Road / home record||23-31||21-27|
|Last 10 record||6-4||4-6|
|Over / under record||47-52-4||49-46-7|
|Runs / game||4.19||4.55|
|Runs allowed / game||4.25||4.47|
The Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles will play the 2nd game of the series at the Globe Life Field on Tuesday night. The Orioles took the win 7-2 in the first game of the series. Cedric Mullins homered leading off Baltimore's first game without Trey Mancini and Anthony Santander extended his hitting streak to 12 games with an RBI single.
The Orioles get here with a 52-51 record and have won 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.
Jordan Lyles (7-8, 4.56 ERA) will be on the mound for the Orioles in the 2nd game of the series. Lyles earned the win against the Rays on Thursday, allowing zero runs on three hits and four walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out four batters. He is 1-6 with an ERA of 6.89 and 38 strikeouts in 11 appearances against the Rangers in his career.
The Rangers get here with a 46-56 record and have won 3 of their last 5 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.
Spencer Howard (2-2, 5.93 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rangers in the 2nd game of the series. Howard earned the win against the Angels after allowing three hits and striking out five in five innings. He did not issue a walk signal. He has an ERA of 9.00 and 6 strikeouts in 2 appearances versus the Orioles in his career.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games on the road.
Baltimore are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the American League West Division division.
Texas Rangers are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the American League.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games played on a Tuesday.
The Orioles offense woke up in the first game of the series vs the Rangers scoring 7 runs to win the game and they'll now face Spencer Howard who has struggled this season and has been pounded by the Orioles. Jordan Lyles will take the mound for Baltimore who has also struggled this season and is holding a 6.89 ERA against the Rangers. Expect a high scoring game as both pitchers should allow at least 3 runs each.
PICK: Over 8.5 (-110)
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