Orioles vs. Rangers Playoff Free Pick
ARLINGTON, TX (ATS Consultants) – This is the Wild Card game, which means the loser goes home and the winner takes on the New York Yankees. Texas is 5-2 in this series this year and 5-2 Over. Lefty Joe Saunders takes the mound for the Orioles, while Yu Darvish goes to the hill for the Rangers. The opening pitch starts at 8:30pmET from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv list the Rangers as a -200 favorite over the Orioles. The total is 9 in most books. The Orioles come in with a 93-69 record and are 71-86 Under, while the Rangers are 93-69 overall and are 71-86 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rangers opened as a -190 favorite and moved to -200 in most books. The total started at 9 and remained there in most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 51% of public bettors favor the Orioles. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the. According to the latest MLB trends, Baltimore is 6-2-1 Over last 9 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5. Texas is 4-0 Over last 4 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5, 5-0 Over is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning record, 7-1 Over last 8 home games vs. a left-handed starter, 5-1 Over last 6 games following a loss, 6-1 Over in Darvish's last 7 starts following a team loss in their previous game and is 8-3 Over in Darvish's last 8 starters as a favorite. Texas squandered a five-game lead with nine contests remaining and settled for the first wild card. Texas, which occupied first place in the AL West for 178 days, was swept of its season-ending three-game series by eventual division champion Oakland. The Rangers dropped nine of their final 13 contests, including Wednesday's season finale in which they built a 5-1 lead before allowing 11 unanswered runs. The good news for Texas is that they hit lefties well, hitting .280 compared with .264 against righties. Saunders has not fared well against Texas in his career, however, going 3-7 with a 6.48 ERA in 11 starts. Darvish will be facing Baltimore for the first time.
FRIDAY MLB WILD CARD PLAYOFF FREE PICK: ORIOLES/RANGERS OVER 9