Rangers continue set against Orioles
The Texas Rangers will continue their home MLB betting series against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night, with the O's expected to send Miguel Gonzalez to the mound in the contest.
Gonzalez is 7-3 with a 3.48 ERA on the season, and he held the Rangers to just one run on four hits over 6 2-3 innings of work when he faced them on July 11. The righthander is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA over his two career starts against Texas.
The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Ross Wolf, who will be looking to improve on his 1-1 mark.
Those going with the Rangers in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -111 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 10 at .
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 4 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Orioles, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, less than the Orioles have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).
Texas owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Baltimore's American League No. 9-rated defense.
Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at +131 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Baltimore rolled to a 3-1 win against Texas on Friday, as Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles' bats led the team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Orioles at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Texas' last 24 games at home
Texas is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore at Texas, Sunday, July 21