Free MLB Pick: Orioles vs Rangers Odds
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Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: TBA vs. Cole Hamels
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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Many thought the Orioles were going to be the worst team in the American League East but they have gotten off to a roaring start. I know we are only a week in but they have already built a nice gap on the division.
Texas is looking to repeat in the West and is right in the thick of a group of teams that has yet to reveal which is best.
The O’s are pretty hot but I am sure they will appreciate the warmer weather down in Texas.
As this is being written the Orioles are still the only undefeated team in the Majors.
As expected this is one of the top scoring teams in the Majors thanks to a powerful attack. They are definitely hitting home runs but the fact that they are also batting close to .300 as a team has been key.
Let’s see how their record fares once that number dips back to a more normal range.
Mark Trumbo is batting .464 and has been awesome. He has never batted even .270 in a season so something has to give.
There has not been an official announcement but it is expected that Mike Wright will start this one.
The second year starter got bombed last year and wasn’t too much better this season, through one start. Wright has always struggled with the long ball and playing in that park against a team like the Rangers it could be a problem.
The O’s are playing with house money right now so I doubt they are going to get cute even though their pitching is concerning.
The Rangers are looking to just hold their one until they can get back to full strength. Right now they are missing Shin Soo-Choo and Josh Hamilton from the lineup and Yu Darvish has yet to throw a pitch.
If they be .500 when everyone is healthy in June this team could really soar in the AL West. In the meantime there is a lot of pressure on Adrian Beltre and Prince Fielder. Beltre has been great but Fielder is hitting under .200.
He is making those hits count though with 10 RBIs already.
With Darvish out there is no doubting that Cole Hamels is the ace of the team.
His numbers through a couple of starts have been good which is surprising because April is usually his worst month of the season – maybe the warmer weather is helping. Hidden beneath his top line numbers is the fact that his walk rate is up.
That is dangerous against Baltimore which has proven they are going to hit a lot of home runs. And are pretty even in terms of lefties and righties.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- BAL are 21-7 in their last 28 games on grass.
- BAL are 23-9 in their last 32 overall.
- Over is 5-2-1 in BAL last 8 Thu. games.
- Under is 11-4-3 in TEX last 18 Thu. games.
- Over is 22-10-3 in TEX last 35 overall.
- TEX are 12-0 in Hamels’ last 12 starts on grass.
Free Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
It is possible Baltimore comes into this one with their perfect record intact, if so I definitely do not want to try and get in the way of a developing monster.
If they do lose and wind up taking on an elite level hurler in Hamels that is probably the way to go.
Notice that whoever is on the hill for Baltimore is pretty irrelevant. Heck if they are playing that way we can too.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over
No lines set yet but it is easy to see that both of these teams can swing the bat. Hamels is a household name to oddsmakers and bettors, one that is likely to suppress totals. Jump on that.
The O’s are giving up lots of runs even as they win and Hamels is traditionally not as sharp in April – 2016 withstanding. Total probably sits in the 8.5 range.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Texas 6 – Baltimore 5
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