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MLB Pick – Rangers and Orioles with Jimenez vs Saunders

The Texas Rangers head to Camden Yards for a four game series with the Baltimore Orioles. These teams have played 3 games against each other so far this season with the Orioles winning 2 of the 3 games. Baltimore has gotten the best of the Rangers recently winning 7 of the last 8 meetings.

TopBet.eu has the odds at Texas Rangers (+133) at Baltimore Orioles (-143)

Rangers and Orioles – Head to Head Trends

orioles pitcherRangers are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings.
Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Baltimore.

The Baltimore Orioles are 2nd in the AL East just 1.5 games back of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Orioles are a good team and they have the potential to win the East but they just haven’t been able to go on that run that propels them into 1st place yet this season although I think it’s coming. The Orioles are just 19-21 at home this season and that’s a big reason why they’re not in 1st place. Their offense tends to struggle at home averaging just 3.38 runs per game and that’s just not going to get it done. Starting for the Orioles is Ubaldo Jimenez who is 2-8 with a 4.70 ERA in 16 starts this season. Jimenez hasn’t pitched all that well since coming over to Baltimore with just 2 wins in 16 starts but the Orioles offense haven’t done him any favors either averaging 2.70 runs of support in his starts.

Baltimore Orioles Trends

Orioles are 1-7 in Jimenezs last 8 home starts.
Orioles are 8-2 in their last 10 games following a loss.

The Texas Rangers are 4th in the AL West 14 games back of the Oakland Athletics. The Rangers actually started out the season pretty good winning 15 of their first 24 games but they ran into some major injury problems and have been in a downward spiral ever since. The Texas Rangers have the worst pitching staff in the American League with 4.88 runs allowed per game. They also give up the most hits with 9.7 per game which is not only the worst in the AL but that’s the worst in all of baseball. Starting for the Rangers is lefty Joe Saunders who like the rest of the Rangers pitching staff is struggling. Saunders is 0-4 with a 5.19 ERA in 7 starts this season and has a WHIP over 2.

Texas Rangers Trends

Rangers are 2-9 in their last 11 overall.
Rangers are 7-19 in their last 26 games as an underdog.

I like the Baltimore Orioles in this one today. This is basically a fade the Rangers play they have a lot of injuries and it’s really starting to show as they have lost 9 of their last 11 games.

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