Orioles vs. Rangers Prediction
Can the Texas Rangers avoid a loss at home when they take on the struggling Baltimore Orioles tonight at 8:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
971 Baltimore Orioles at 972 Texas Rangers
Thursday, August 2, 2018
8:05PM ET – Globe Life Park
TV: FSSW (Tex); MAS2 (Bal)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -140 to win. The Orioles are listed with a money line of +130 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 10.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 78 percent of the wagers going on Texas at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Orioles in a slight uptick
Despite trading away their best player, the Orioles have been mashing the ball and have won four of their last five coming into today. In the four wins, they have scored 44 runs. Baltimore is 33-75 overall and 13-40 on the road. Baltimore averages just 3.86 runs per game on offense this year while giving up 5.18 per contest.
Andrew Cashner will make the start for the Orioles on Thursday night. He is making his 21st start of the season and comes in with a 3-9 record, a 4.33 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. Cashner has 85 strikeouts and 47 walks over 112.1 innings of work.
Rangers end win streak
The Rangers had a 4-game win streak come to an end on Tuesday in a 6-0 loss at Arizona. Texas is now 46-63 on the season and 20-34 at home. The Rangers are putting up 4.54 runs per game on the year while allowing 4.54 per game on defense.
Yovani Gallardo gets the start for the Rangers tonight. He is making his eighth start of the year. He has a 5-1 record with a 6.26 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. Gallardo has 26 strikeouts and 21 walks over 41.2 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Orioles have lost 13 of Cashner’s last 18 starts and they have dropped 53 of their last 68 on the road.
The Rangers have won Gallardo’s last four home starts and his last five starts against a losing team.
Both teams have been picking up some upsets as of late. Baltimore has really gotten hot at the plate and I think that could be a key to today’s game. Gallardo has been known to give up some runs and they have Cashner on the mound, who has been somewhat competitive throughout the year. Cashner just hasn’t had run support very often. I think he gets it tonight.
The Pick: Baltimore Orioles +130