Baltimore at Texas MLB Odds Analysis

Posted by Aaron . on April 13, 2016 in

On Thursday night, the Baltimore Orioles visit the Texas Rangers in AL action. The Orioles (7-0) are in first place in the American League East and are the only remaining undefeated team in MLB. The Rangers (5-4) are tied for first in the American League West, going 4-1 after a 1-3 start to the season. The Orioles beat the Red Sox, 9-5, on Tuesday and face them again Wednesday before heading to Texas. The Rangers thumped the Mariners, 8-0, on Tuesday and play them in the afternoon on Wednesday before returning home. Find out the latest MLB betting run lines here.

Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers MLB Odds Analysis

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 8:05pm ET
Where: Globe Life Park, Arlington, TX
TV: FSSW
Radio: 105.3 FM The Fan Dallas
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Chris Tillman (1-0, 1.29 ERA) (BAL) vs Cole Hamels (2-0, 2.08 ERA) (TEX)

Why should you bet on the Rangers?

After a quiet start, the Ranger bats have awoken, and their starters have a microsopic 2.05 ERA in their last five games. With 15 runs in the last two games against the Mariners, this is a team that is playing much the same way they finished last season. Cole Hamels gives the team a true ace and the chance to dominate opposing offenses every start. Adrian Beltre pounded a three-run homer in Tuesday’s win over Seattle, as well as a two-run double, and when he gets on a streak, the team tends to score in bunches.

Why should you put your money on Baltimore?

The Orioles send Chris Tillman to the mound, and he has already fanned 15 hitters in 12 innings. In his second start he only made it five innings, but he still has the stuff to bedevil the Ranger bats. Texas sends out Cole Hamels to start, but he has a penchant for giving up an early home run or two before settling down, so the Orioles could get off to a big start early. The Orioles also have Chris Davis, the former Ranger, mashing home runs from his first base position. Mark Trumbo and J.J. Hardy have also been raking, which is why the O’s are off to their best start since 1944.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Rangers to bring the Orioles’ undefeated start of the season to an end (assuming Baltimore wins Wednesday’s game against Boston). I’m predicting a 4-2 Texas win.