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Orioles open as moneyline underdog vs Rangers

Texas RangersBaltimore Orioles
May 7, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

18-10TEAM RECORD19-9

Texas pays a visit to Baltimore on Monday, hoping to shut down the Orioles bats in baseball action at Camden Yards.

Matt Harrison, with a record of 3-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Rangers, while the Orioles trot Brian Matusz to the mound in this one. He is 1-3 so far in 2012.

View Texas vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Orioles in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +120 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 9-rated Orioles and the league No. 1-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Baltimore's American League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.2 runs per game in the league. The Orioles have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (10 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the American League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Texas was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Indians. They lost as -170 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Texas got a 11-strikeout performance from Yu Darvish but couldn't turn it into a win, suffering a 4-2 loss at the hands of Cleveland on Sunday at Progressive Field.

Baltimore was a 9-6 winner in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They won as +147 underdogs, while the total score of 15 made winners of OVER bettors. The Orioles beat Boston in extra innings, earning a 9-6 victory at Fenway Park in MLB wagering action.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Rangers at Orioles trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas' last 11 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Texas is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 11 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at Baltimore, Tuesday, May 8