Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers – Saturday July 29, 2017
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington; Arlington, TX
Date & Time: Saturday July 29, 2017; 7:05pm CT
Point Spread: Baltimore Orioles -125
Quick Pick: Texas Rangers +115
Two American League teams will get together on Saturday evening from Globe Life Park. The Baltimore Orioles will take on the Texas Rangers. The Rangers won the first game of the series. Texas moved to 50-52 on the season, which is still third place in the American League West. The Rangers are still far behind first place Houston.
The Baltimore Orioles have been a disaster this season. After reaching the postseason a season ago, the Orioles are 48-54 on the season. That puts them fourth place in the American League East behind the Red Sox, Yankees and Rays. In this game, the Baltimore Orioles are -125 over the Texas Rangers.
Texas Solid at Home
The Texas Rangers are pretty solid at home this season, with 27 wins in 49 games. The Rangers are coming off a series against the Marlins, where they allowed 30 runs in those three games. The series finale, the Rangers fell to the Marlins 22-10. In the win on Friday, Adrian Beltre moved to 2,997 career hits.
The Rangers offense has seen Joey Gallo bust 25 homeruns on the season. Elvis Andrus is leading the team with a .286 batting average, while Nomar Mazara has drove in 61 runs. The Rangers are 8th in Major League Baseball in runs scored, but 28th in batting average, with a .239.
Baltimore Terrible on the Road
The Baltimore Orioles have been terrible this season on the road. The Orioles are 18-33 away from home. The Orioles have the a run differential of -79 on the season as well. Baltimore has dropped three straight games and 5 out of their last 7 games. The Orioles team ERA ranks 29th with a 5.11.
The Orioles offense has seen Jonathan Schoop put together a fantastic season. He is batting .303 on the season with 22 blasts and 72 runs batted in. The Orioles as a team are batting .258. The Orioles look to possibly be sellers in the final days before the trade deadline. Zach Britton could be a guy that Baltimore trades.
Rangers Down Orioles
Kevin Gausman is pitching for the Baltimore Orioles, and he has been a gas can more than not this season for them. He is 7-7 on the season, with an earned run average nearly 6 on the season. Gausman has thrown 112 innings, and struck out 104 batters, while walking 49.
The Texas Rangers are going with Austin Bibens-Dirkx. He is 3-0 on the season, with a 4.53 earned run average. He has a WHIP of 1.23 on the season, and has struck out 26 batters, and walked 12. Look for Dirkx to win again. We are betting the Texas Rangers +115 over the Baltimore Orioles.