Orioles vs. Rangers Saturday Prediction
The Texas Rangers exploded for 11 runs in their win Friday night versus the Baltimore Orioles. Will Saturday night's matchup also be high-scoring or will the under hit in Game 2?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 4, 2018
8:05 p.m. ET, Globe Life Park in Arlington
TV: BAL (MSN2); TEX (FSSW)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Rangers as a -145 favorite. As of this writing, 68% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rangers to beat the Orioles on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Orioles' Bundy solid in win over Rays
Dylan Bundy served up three solo homers but didn't allow any other runs as the Orioles took down the Rays 11-5 on Sunday. C.J. Cron took Bundy deep twice and Jake Bauers homered off of him one, but the Rays managed just one single and one hit by pitch otherwise against the right-hander. Bundy struck out seven on the day. The 25-year-old has now given up a whopping 26 home runs over 115 1/3 innings this season, which leads all of baseball. Bundy has had home run issues since entering the league and is part of the reason he's hard to fully trust even with his flashes of brilliance. He takes on the Rangers in Texas next.
Rangers' Minor pitches six strong innings in win over Astros
Mike Minor went six innings and allowed just two runs while striking out eight in a victory over the Astros on Sunday. Minor allowed just four hits, and outside of a homer off the bat of Tyler White, he limited the hard contact and showed quality control with just one walk over the six innings. He's now allowed no more than two runs in three of his past four starts, and his ERA has shrunk from 5.06 to 4.73 in the process. Not exactly what you're looking for in a fantasy starter, but Minor has shown flashes of being a strong option in the 2018 season. He gets a friendly matchup on Saturday against the Orioles.
MLB Betting Trends
The Orioles have now lost 10 of their last 13 games with the Rangers in Texas.
The Rangers have lost nine of their last 12 home games despite beating the Orioles last night.
The under is 35-14-2 in Mike Estabrook's 51 games behind home plate, making him one of the better 'under' umpires in the game. The under is also 14-6 in the Orioles' last 20 games versus a left-handed starter and is 9-4-1 in their last 14 games versus American League West opponents. On the other side, the under is 7-2-1 in the Minor's last 10 starts overall and is 4-1 in their last five home outings.
The Pick: Orioles/Rangers under 10.5