The O’s beat up on the brand new Rangers’ lineup last night, limiting them to one run on three hits but will have to lean on Kevin Gausman (2-8, 4.18 ERA) to protect their one-game lead in the AL East tonight. Texas will counter with their ace Cole Hamels (12-2, 2.84 ERA) who has won three straight decisions.
- The Rangers are 11-2 in their last 13 games with Hamels on the mound.
- The Orioles are 12-3 in their last 15 games at home.
- The Rangers are 6-21 on the runline in their last 27 games.
Hamels has been as solid as you can ask for from a 32-year-old power pitcher, leading his team to 16 wins in his 21 starts. The lefty has been borderline unhittable on the road this season and has posted an ERA of 1.71 in 11 starts. He did, however, get a little plunked in his lone start vs the O’s this year, giving up three runs and lasting just 5.1 innings in a 6-3 Rangers win.
Kevin Gausman got pounded by the Jays in his last outing and in his last game vs the Rangers but has been very good at Camden Yards, limiting his opponents to a 2.36 ERA in seven starts. In his last three starts at home, Gausman has given up only one run through 20.2 combined innings.
The Orioles have the best record in the league at home this season and with these pitching trends, a runline bet on the O’s may be the best option.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Baltimore Orioles in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 100 at BetOnline for Wednesday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bodog.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 3.9-2.7 win for the Rangers on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Baltimore (60-45) will face the 62-45 Rangers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Texas injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 24 (Baltimore Orioles) and the No. 27 (Texas Rangers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore Orioles No. 9 ranked offense (4.73 runs per game) against a Texas Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 22 at 4.68 runs allowed per game. The Baltimore Orioles have been averaging 9.06 hits per game, more than the Texas Rangers have managed so far this season (8.94 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Baltimore has the No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the No. 22 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Rangers endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Tuesday, with Y Darvish throwing 6.1 innings of 6-hit ball at Camden Yards.
- Texas is 5-17 ATS in its last 22 games
- Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games
- Texas is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
- Baltimore is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Baltimore’s last 20 games
- Baltimore is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games at home
- Baltimore is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Texas at Baltimore, Thursday, August 4th