Rangers vs. Orioles - 4/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (8-3) at Texas Rangers (7-6)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
M Wright (1-0) (7.20) vs. D Holland (1-0) (2.31)
The Line: Texas Rangers -126 / Baltimore Orioles +116 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MAS2, FSSW
The Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers end their four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Baltimore Orioles have lost three of their last four game after starting the season 7-0. The Orioles pitching staff has been letting them down as of late, as Baltimore has allowed 19 runs in this series and five or more runs in five of their last six games overall. The Baltimore Orioles had pitching issues last season, and so far this year, it seems like those struggles will continue. Offensively, Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 18 hits, Mark Trumbo has 11 RBI and Jonathan Schoop has three home runs. Mike Wright gets the nod, and he’s 1-0 with a 7.20 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Wright’s first career game against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Rangers continue to hit the baseball at a high percentage, as Texas has produced five or more runs in six of its last nine games. The Texas Rangers knows their offense stirs the drink on this team, as they’ve won 10 of their last 13 regular season games when topping three runs. Adrian Beltre leads Texas with 14 hits, Rougned Odor has 10 RBI and Delino DeShields has one home run. Derek Holland takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Holland is 5-2 with a 2.94 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 3-10 in their last 13 during game 4 of a series and 2-5 in Wrights last 7 starts. The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games and 9-4 in Hollands last 13 home starts. The Rangers are 5-1 in Hollands last 6 starts vs. Orioles.
I've been backing the Texas Rangers a lot early on this season due to their lineup being so consistent. I really like what the Rangers are working with. The Orioles have really cooled off after their hot start and aren't worth backing on a quick turnaround on the road. Take the home team and the cheap price.