Already leading the series 1-0, the Rangers (90-72, 40-41 away) are sending Jordan Montgomery to the mound to take on the Orioles (101-61, 49-32 home) and Grayson Rodriguez in game two of this series. See who I like to come out on top in this American League matchup between the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore.
TEXAS RANGERS VS BALTIMORE ORIOLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas Rangers +100
This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 4:07 ET on Sunday, October 8th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS RANGERS:
- The Orioles head into the game having lost two straight matchups as the moneyline favorite.
- As the road underdog, the Rangers’ win streak currently stands at three games.
- In Jordan Montgomery’s five most recent starts, the Rangers are 2-1.
TEXAS RANGERS SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
Texas comes into the game with an above .500 series record on the road at 14-12. Currently, the Rangers are 1st in the AL West with an overall record of 90-72. Against the runline, they are 91-74 and have an over/under mark of 85-73. On the road, Texas has a runline record of 46-38.
Texas starter Jordan Montgomery has been on a roll, pitching at least six innings in five consecutive games. His ERA for the season is 3.20 and his record is 10-11. He has 166 strikeouts, a WHIP of 1.19, and a slugging percentage allowed of .386. Additionally, his WOBA allowed stands at .294.
Jordan Montgomery earned the victory in his most recent start, surrendering no earned runs and six hits over seven frames against the Rays. The Rangers emerged victorious with a 4-0 scoreline.
So far this season, the Rangers’ has gone deep 233 times, placing them 3rd in the league. Over Texas’ previous five games, they are 14th in runs scored, with their season average of 5.4 runs per game putting them 3rd in the league. The Rangers’ overall team batting average stands at .263 along with an OBP of .337.
The Rangers’ Marcus Semien leads the team in hits, boasting a .276 batting average. His slugging percentage is .478 and on-base percentage is .348 entering this game.
WILL THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
This season, the Orioles have played a total of 51 series and are above .500 at 32-13-6. On the road, Baltimore is 52-29 and 49-32 at home. Their overall record of 101-61 has the Orioles sitting 1st in the AL East.
Grayson Rodriguez has been a key contributor to the Orioles’ success this season, boasting a 7-4 record in 23 appearances. His ERA stands at 4.35, while his K/9 is an impressive 9.52. Additionally, he has a FIP of 3.93 and an OBP of .316.
Grayson Rodriguez earned the victory in his most recent start, surrendering one earned run and six hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Nationals. The Orioles emerged victorious with a 5-1 final score.
Over their last ten games, the Orioles are ranked 20th in the league in scoring at 3.1 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 5 per contest puts them 7th in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, Baltimore is 11th, with an OBP currently sitting at .321. The team’s collective batting average is .255 (8th).
Over the Orioles’ last five games, Anthony Santander has been on fire, leading the team in hits and batting .389. This season, he is hitting .257 and has collected 95 RBIs.