Rangers open up series in Baltimore
The Texas Rangers will send lefthander Derek Holland to the mound on Monday night as they open up a four-game MLB betting series against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.
Holland is 6-4 with a 3.13 ERA on the season, and he gave up just two runs on seven hits over six innings while fanning 10 batters against the Mariners last time out. The Rangers are 7-3 on the MLB odds in their last 10 games against the O's.
Baltimore sends Scott Feldman out against Holland in this game. Feldman is 7-6 with a 3.43 ERA on the season.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Rangers listed as underdogs of +-115 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
This game matches up the No. 10 (Orioles) and the No. 2 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Baltimore's American League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Orioles have averaged 9.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).
Baltimore owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 4-rated defense.
Last time out for Texas, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -192 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 5-4 victory over Houston on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark behind starter Justin Grimm.
The Orioles were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +117 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Orioles enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Yankees on Sunday, with Jason Hammel throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Rangers at Orioles trends to consider:
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Baltimore's last 15 games at home
Texas at Baltimore, Tuesday, July 9