Orioles face Texas Rangers: MLB odds preview and stats
Baltimore Orioles vs Texas Rangers Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Texas vs Baltimore battle on Friday at Rangers Ballpark as the Rangers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Rangers will rely on Derek Holland to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Wei-Yin Chen will be his counterpart for the Orioles. Derek Holland is 8-4 this season, and Wei-Yin Chen is 4-3.
The Orioles were listed as +-129 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 4 (Rangers) and the No. 10 (Orioles) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Orioles rank No. 4 in the American League at 9.2 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 5 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.
The Orioles were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at -119 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Orioles enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the Blue Jays on Sunday, with Scott Feldman throwing 7 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Camden Yards.
The Rangers were a 5-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -166 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rangers were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Detroit staff and losing 5-0 to the Tigers on Sunday at Comerica Park.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Orioles at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Texas is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games at home
Baltimore at Texas, Saturday, July 20