Orioles vs. Rangers Sunday Prediction
After a low-scoring matchup on Saturday night, will the offenses for the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers come alive on Sunday in the finale of the series?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 5, 2018
3:05 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 -125 favorite. As of this writing, 72% 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' Ramirez labors through five innings vs. Red Sox
Yefry Ramirez struck out six but served up a trio of solo home runs over five innings Tuesday, getting a win in the Orioles' 7-6 victory over the Red Sox. Ramirez yielded just four hits in his five frames, but three of them left the yard, as J.D. Martinez, Blake Swihart and Mookie Betts all took the right-hander deep. He needed 92 pitches to get through his five innings. Ramirez has pitched well enough to where he should get another turn Sunday versus the Rays.
Rangers' Perez escapes with no-decision vs. Diamondbacks
Martin Perez allowed four runs (one earned) on six hits over five innings of work in a no-decision against the D-backs on Monday. Perez coughed up a go-ahead three-run homer to Steven Sousa with two outs in the fifth inning. All three of the runs were unearned thanks to a throwing error by third baseman Adrian Beltre earlier in the frame. The Rangers offense managed to get him off the hook by outscoring Arizona 6-1 over the final four innings. Perez struck out five batters and issued a pair of walks. The 27-year-old lefty is 2-4 with a 6.50 ERA in nine starts. He will face the Orioles at home on Sunday in his next outing.
MLB Betting Trends
The Orioles have lost 11 of their last 13 games versus the Rangers on the road.
The Rangers are winless in Perez's last four starts versus the Orioles.
The under hit on Saturday night when these two teams combined for just four total runs but the over is 7-1 in the Orioles' last eight games overall and 5-1 in their last six road contests. The over is also 5-2-2 in Perez's last nine starts overall, is 4-1 in his last five outings coming off five days of rest, and is 10-1-2 in his last 13 starts versus American League East opponents.
The Pick: Orioles/Rangers over 11