The Rangers (90-72, 40-41 away) travel to take on the Orioles (101-61, 49-32 home) in game one of this American League matchup. Andrew Heaney is getting the start for the Rangers while Kyle Bradish is starting for the Orioles. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles showdown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
TEXAS RANGERS VS BALTIMORE ORIOLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Baltimore Orioles -149
This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 1:03 ET on Saturday, October 7th.
WHY BET THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES:
- In their previous five games, the Orioles have a record of 3-2.
- The Orioles are 4-1 straight-up in their five most recent games as the favorite.
- Across Kyle Bradish’s 30 starts, the Orioles have put together a record of 19-11.
TEXAS RANGERS SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
On a record of 90-72, the Rangers are 1st in the AL West. At home, they have put together a win percent of 61.7% compared to 49.4% on the road. This season, Texas has gone 44-45 against teams who are above .500, and hold an overall series record of 29-20-2.
Andrew Heaney will take the mound for the Rangers with a 10-6 record over 34 appearances. His ERA is 4.15, and his K/9 rate is 9.22. Additionally, his FIP is 4.66 and opponents have a .326 OBP against him this season.
Andrew Heaney’s last outing saw him surrender five hits in 4 1/3 innings of work, yet he still managed to keep the Mariners off the scoreboard, as he exited with zero earned runs. His efforts were not rewarded with a win, however, as the Rangers went on to defeat Seattle 6-1.
The Rangers have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 5 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 7th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in home runs and 3rd in slugging percentage. Overall, Texas is averaging 5.4 runs per game (3rd).
The Texas Rangers have been bolstered by the offensive production of Marcus Semien in 2023. Heading into tonight’s game, Semien has a .276 batting average and has driven in 100 runs with 29 home runs on the season.
WILL THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Orioles take on the Rangers sitting in first place in AL East on an overall record of 101-61. Overall, they have played in 50 series, going 32-13-5. This season, they have put together a 52-29 record on the road and 49-32 at home.
The Orioles will be sending Kyle Bradish to the mound for today’s game, with a 12-7 record. Over 30 appearances this season, Bradish has an ERA of 2.83 and opponents are batting just .213 against him. He has 168 strikeouts and 44 walks, with a WHIP of 1.04 and SLG allowed of .327.
Pitching two scoreless innings in his last outing, Kyle Bradish was unable to help the Orioles avoid a 6-1 loss to the Red Sox. Despite not factoring into the decision, Bradish’s performance was still impressive.
With a season-long average of 5 runs per game, the Orioles are the 7th ranked scoring offense this season. As a team, they are batting .255, with an OBP of .321. In Baltimore’s last ten games, they are 14th in home runs, having gone deep three times in that span.
Gunnar Henderson has been a major contributor to the Orioles’ offensive success in 2023, leading the team with 28 home runs and 82 RBIs. His slugging percentage for the season is an impressive .489.