Rangers vs. Orioles Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Orioles and Rangers are both -104 on the money line for tonight’s game. With Feldman set to oppose Derek Holland in the pitching matchup, the over/under total is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Orioles opened as -120 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -104, while the Rangers’ odds have gone from +111 down to -104. Texas enters play with a 51-37 overall record and is 24-18 on the road this year, while Baltimore is 49-40 overall and 25-17 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 57% of the betting public currently favors Baltimore. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Texas. According to latest MLB trends, Texas is: 8-3 last 11 vs. a right handed starter. 5-1 last 6 on the road in series and 22-5 in Holland's last 27 starts during game 1 of a series. Baltimore is:1-5 last 6 during game 1 of a series and 1-7 last 8 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Derek Holland (6-4, 3.13 ERA) is one of the toughest lefties in the American League. He is 3-1 in five career meetings against Baltimore, posting a 3.55 ERA. He's pitched well in his last two starts, including shutting out the Yankees on the road on June 27, pitching the rare complete game. Scott Feldman is making his first home start for Baltimore after pitching well in his first start last week after getting traded from the Cubs. He gave up two runs at the Chicago White Sox and received a no-decision in a 4-2 Orioles' win. Baltimore struggled on their most recent road trip, scoring just 14 runs in six games as they won only two of them. The Orioles are also having problems against left-handed pitching. They faced four lefties on the road trip including four against the Chicago White Sox, and lost three of those four games. Tonight, they face another left-hander in Holland, who is probably better than the four starters they faced. They actually avoided the top left-handers in the American League as they missed C.C. Sabathia in New York and Chris Sale in Chicago. The Rangers' have had their own issues this season against left-handers, but they won't face on tonight. They are hitting .261 against right-handers, scoring 4.57 runs per game. They Orioles
score 5.20 runs per game against right-handers but just 4.05 against lefties, while hitting .244. Expect the Rangers to get some revenge for last year's wild-card loss.
MONDAY MLB FREE PICK: TEXAS RANGERS -104