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MLB BASEBALL

Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers

The Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Rangers Ballpark.

The Orioles will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Wei-Yin Chen in this game. Chen has a 4-3 record and a 2.82 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Rangers will be Derek Holland. The lefthander has a 3.08 ERA to go along with a 8-4 record this season.

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 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.

Team records:
Baltimore: 53-43 SU
Texas: 54-41 SU

Baltimore most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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's 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's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Texas home to Baltimore, Saturday, July 20