Baltimore Orioles take on Rangers in baseball test
Baltimore Orioles vs Texas Rangers Odds
The Texas Rangers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Orioles arrive at Rangers Ballpark on Friday.
Yu Darvish will take the mound for Texas, and he'll carry a 16-9 record into the contest. Joe Saunders gets the ball for Baltimore; he's 9-13 so far this season.
The Orioles were listed as +-200 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.
The Rangers - Orioles odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 4 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Baltimore is at No. 8 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Orioles offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Orioles hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Baltimore was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Baltimore didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
The Rangers were a 12-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. Texas looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 12-5 on Wednesday behind a start from A.J. Griffin at O.co Coliseum.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5
A few Orioles at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games when playing Texas
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Baltimore is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games at home
Texas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Baltimore
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games