Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles - 4/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (7-2) at Texas Rangers (6-5)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Y Gallardo (1-0) (5.40) vs. C Lewis (1-0) (3.00)
The Line: Texas Rangers -107 / Baltimore Orioles -103 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles look to continue their hot start as they take on the Texas Rangers in Arlington on Saturday.
The Orioles broke out the big sticks yesterday against the Rangers and sent their AL rivals to an 11-5 defeat behind a big night from Mark Trumbo and now they will look to follow suit once again on Saturday in a battle between Yovani Gallardo and Colby Lewis. The O’s were considered after thoughts in the American League East this season thanks to the scary lineups possessed by the Blue Jays and Red Sox but thanks to an 8-2 start they have played their way back into the discussion as a potential playoff team and with the power they have in the lineup they have the tools to stay with the favourites in the division. Baltimore is 13-3 in their last 16 games overall and are 7-1 in their last eight games in which they scored five or more runs in their previous game which bodes well for them here going up against Lewis and the Rangers on Saturday.
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Texas meanwhile heads into this one sitting with a 6-5 record but do send Lewis to the bump who is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and they get to swing at former pitcher Yovani Gallardo who is well known by the Rangers hitters. Texas has a very dangerous lineup with a great balance of speed and power and will look to play a little bit of small ball against the Orioles who can put up runs in big numbers but are also susceptible to high strike out, fast inning games as well and that is what will be key to a Texas victory in this one. The Rangers are great at responding after giving up a ton of runs the day before as they are 11-4 in their last 15 when giving up five runs in their previous game but are just 1-4 in their last five games against the AL East including yesterday’s loss so they will nee a big effort on the hill from Lewis to get the victory here. This should be a great game and while Baltimore has a ton of fire power and have played well to start the year I think Texas gets it done in this one.