Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers - 6/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (38-38) at Baltimore Orioles (40-34)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Wandy Rodriguez (4-3) (4.06) vs. B Norris (2-6) (6.70)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -141 / Texas Rangers +131 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers face off on Monday at Camden Yards for game one of their MLB series.
The Baltimore Orioles have won their last four games to move into a tie for first place in the American League East. The Orioles are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 25-13 at home, and they are percentage points ahead on Tampa Bay in the AL East standings. As a team the Orioles are hitting .262 with Jimmy Paredes hitting .321, Manny Machado hitting .305, and Adam Jones hitting .293. The Orioles pitching staff has an ERA of 3.78 with the starters at 4.36 and the bullpen at 2.77. For game one in Baltimore the Orioles start Bud Norris who has allowed 62 hits and 37 earned runs while striking out 35 over 49.2 innings for a 2-6 record and a 6.70 ERA.
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The Texas Rangers have been on a slide of late but they are still in contention in the American League West. The Rangers are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 23-19 on the road, and they are five games behind the Astros in the AL West standings. As a team the Rangers are hitting .248 with Price Fielder hitting .351, Elvis Andrus hitting .251, and Adrian Beltre hitting .248. The Rangers pitching staff has an ERA of 4.06 with the starters at 3.85 and the bullpen at 4.46. For game one at Camden Yards the Rangers start Wandy Rodriguez who has allowed 69 hits and 31 earned runs while striking out 54 over 68.2 innings for a 4-3 record and a 4.06 ERA.
Baltimore is 6-0 against a left-handed starter, 5-2 as a favorite, and 18-6 in Norris’ last 24 starts as a favorite. Texas is 9-2 against the AL East, 31-11 against a team with a winning record, and 6-1 in Rodriguez’s last seven starts. Texas is 1-11 in their last 12 games against Baltimore.
The Rangers look like they need to regroup and are running out of gas while the O’s are surging and I expect them to get the win here.