Rangers at Orioles - 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
TV: FSN-SW, MASN, ESPN
The Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Texas Rangers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Rangers have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Rangers have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 101 hits and 48 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus have combined for 59 RBI. The Texas Rangers have lost five of their last seven road games. Wandy Rodriguez gets the ball, and he’s 4-3 with a 4.06 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Orioles have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Orioles have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 89 hits and 43 RBI while Adam Jones and Jimmy Paredes have combined for 72 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have won five straight home games. Bud Norris takes the hill, and he’s 2-6 with a 6.70 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Norris is 2-0 with a 5.91 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 9-2 in their last 11 vs. American League East and 6-1 in Rodriguezs last 7 starts. The Orioles are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 8-2 in Norris' last 10 home starts. The Rangers are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Baltimore and 1-11 in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Rangers have been solid with Rodriguez on the hill, and the O's are coming off a long double-header on Sunday. I'll take a shot with the plus money, as the Rangers have to beat the Orioles eventually.