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Rangers Have Historically Had O’s Number

Despite losing Friday’s showdown in fairly convincing fashion, the Texas Rangers have historically fared well against the Baltimore Orioles. The Rangers have won five of the past six meetings against the O’s, with Texas holding Baltimore to just 1.4 runs per game in those losses.

Shark Bites
  • Opponents are batting .444 and have scored three runs off Colby Lewis in the first inning.
  • The Orioles hit five home runs in their 11-5 win over the Rangers Friday.
  • The Rangers announced a two-year contract extension with Adrian Beltre Friday.

Colby Lewis, who will make his third start of the season for the Rangers, has historically struggled against the Orioles. Lewis has a 6.11 lifetime ERA while allowing 14 home runs in nine career appearances (seven starts) against Baltimore.

The O’s will counter with Yovani Gallardo, who was roughed up in his last outing. The Texas-native pitched 5.0 innings while allowing seven hits and five earned runs in his second outing against the Boston Red Sox. Gallardo spent last season with the Rangers and posted a 3.52 ERA in Arlington.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Texas sat as -107 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9, according to MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.0-3.9 result in favor of the Orioles. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Baltimore Orioles vs Texas Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 6-6 heading into this matchup, while the Baltimore Orioles sit at 8-2 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Baltimore injuries news.

The Texas Rangers sit at No. 10 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Baltimore Orioles sit at No. 15 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas Rangers No. 11 ranked offense (4.42 runs per game) against a Baltimore Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 7.83 hits per game, less than the Baltimore Orioles have managed so far this season (9.9 hits on average).

Defensively, Baltimore features the No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.4 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Baltimore got the job done in their last match in a 11-5 victory over Texas on Friday at Globe Life Park behind starter V Worley.

Betting Trends
  • Baltimore is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games at home
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore at Texas, Sunday, April 17th

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