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MLB Pick: Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers

orioles mascotOverview

The struggling Baltimore Orioles head into Texas for a three game series with the Rangers. The Rangers haven’t had much luck versus the Orioles over the past couple years winning just 4 of the last 16 games but they are 3-1 versus the Orioles this season.

Head to Head Trends

Orioles are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings.
Orioles are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Texas.

Texas Rangers (-130)

The Texas Rangers are 2nd in the American League West 5 games back of the 1st place Houston Astros. The Rangers have had their struggles this season but they have been playing better of late winning 10 of their last 14 games. With the Rangers holding just a slim half game lead in the wild card race over the Twins and Angels they are probably going to have to win 25 of their last 36 games to have a shot especially with the Twins looking like they are getting hot.

On the hill for the Rangers today is lefty Cole Hamels who is 1-1 with a 4.72 ERA in his 4 starts with the Rangers since being traded about a month ago. Hamels didn’t look all that good in his first couple starts with the Rangers but he was much better in his last couple.

Texas Rangers Trends

Rangers are 10-3 in their last 13 home games.
Rangers are 10-4 in their last 14 overall.

Baltimore Orioles (+120)

The Baltimore Orioles are 3rd in the American League East 8 games out of 1st place and they are also 2.5 games out of a wild card spot but with 3 teams ahead of them it’s not looking good. The Orioles are slumping big time right now losing 7 of their last 8 games. Their pitching is still looking pretty good but their offense has been ice cold scoring more then 3 runs in a game just once over their last 8 games.

Taking the mound for the Orioles today is Kevin Gausman who is 2-5 with a 43.30 ERA in 10 starts this season. Gausman hasn’t pitched all that well this season especially on the road where he is just 1-4 with a 6.44 ERA.

Baltimore Orioles Trends

Orioles are 1-7 in their last 8 overall.
Orioles are 2-7 in Gausmans last 9 starts with 4 days of rest.

Conclusion

I’m going with the Texas Rangers over the Orioles in this one. The Rangers are playing much better of late while the Orioles are slumping big time losing 7 of their last 8 games.

Free Pick: Texas Rangers -130

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