Rangers vs. Orioles Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 8/2/2022

by | Aug 2, 2022

Marcus Semien is on the brink of his 99th hit of the season for the Texas Rangers (46-56) as they get set to take on the Baltimore Orioles (52-51) on Tuesday. The Rangers enter the matchup as -124 favorites on the moneyline, and action gets underway from Globe Life Field at 8:05 PM ET. Spencer Howard takes the mound for Texas while Jordan Lyles is Baltimore’s starter for the contest.

Rangers vs. Orioles Spread and Betting Line

Rangers vs Orioles Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rangers -124 +105 8.5 -120 -101 -1.5 +163 -197

Computer Predictions for Rangers vs. Orioles

We have the Orioles on the moneyline at +105 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 8.5 runs.

Our computer pick: Baltimore Orioles (+105) and Over (8.5)

Rangers vs. Orioles Game Info

  • Texas Rangers probable starting pitcher: Spencer Howard
  • Baltimore Orioles probable starting pitcher: Jordan Lyles
  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Stadium: Globe Life Field

Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Pitching Matchup

Howard Lyles
6 GS 21
2-2 W-L 7-8
5.93 ERA 4.64
30.1 IP 118.1
12 BB 40
26 SO 97

Rangers Starter Spencer Howard

  • Howard gets the start for the Rangers, his seventh of the season. He is 2-2 with a 5.93 ERA and 26 strikeouts through 30 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out came on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels, when the right-hander went 5 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing three hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.93, with 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in eight games this season. Opponents are batting .286 against him.
  • Howard has not registered a quality start so far this season.
  • Howard is trying to record his fourth start of five or more innings this year in this matchup.
  • He will face an Orioles squad that is batting .234 as a unit (24th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .385 (17th in MLB) with 105 total home runs (15th in MLB).
  • Head-to-head against the Orioles this season, Howard has thrown four innings, giving up four earned runs on six hits while striking out two.

Orioles Starter Jordan Lyles

  • The Orioles’ Lyles (7-8) will make his 22nd start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Thursday, when he allowed three hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • The 31-year-old has an ERA of 4.64 and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .277 in 21 games this season.
  • In 21 starts this season, he’s earned eight quality starts.
  • Lyles will look to pitch five or more innings for the third start in a row.
  • The Rangers rank 14th in MLB with 462 runs scored this season. They have a .239 batting average this campaign with 128 home runs (eighth in the league).
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 31-year-old’s 4.64 ERA ranks 59th, 1.437 WHIP ranks 61st, and 7.4 K/9 ranks 46th.

Rangers Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Rangers have won 17 out of the 40 games, or 42.5%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Texas is 14-12 this season when entering a game favored by -124 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Rangers have a 55.4% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Texas’ games have gone over the total in 49 of their 103 chances.
  • The Rangers are 58-45-0 ATS in their 103 games with a spread this season.

Orioles Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Orioles have been underdogs in 91 games this season and have come away with the win 43 times (47.3%) in those contests.
  • This year, Baltimore has won 35 of 77 games when listed as at least +105 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Orioles have an implied victory probability of 48.8% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Baltimore’s games have gone over the total in 47 of their 104 opportunities.
  • The Orioles are 69-35-0 against the spread in their 104 games that had a posted line this season.

Rangers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Corey Seager has put up a team-high 24 home runs.
  • Of all hitters in MLB, Seager’s home run total places him eighth, and his RBI tally ranks him 31st.
  • Seager has collected a hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is batting .235 with a double, a home run, two walks and two RBI.
  • Semien is batting .239 with 19 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 34 walks.
  • Semien ranks 54th in home runs and 55th in RBI in the majors.
  • Adolis Garcia has a team-high 63 runs batted in.
  • Nate Lowe’s .280 batting average leads his team.
  • Lowe takes an eight-game streak with at least one hit into this one. During his last 10 games he is hitting .350 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and five RBI.
Corey Seager 96 .249 .324 .480 24 55 93
Marcus Semien 101 .239 .298 .398 14 49 98
Adolis García 98 .244 .292 .455 18 63 95
Nate Lowe 97 .280 .326 .457 15 45 103
Jonah Heim 81 .256 .319 .448 12 37 69

Orioles Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Cedric Mullins paces the Orioles with a team-leading batting average of .259.
  • Mullins is 126th in homers and 76th in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Anthony Santander has hit 19 home runs with 57 runs batted in, leading the team in both categories.
  • Santander is currently 26th in homers and 24th in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Austin Hays is hitting .258 with 24 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 23 walks.
  • Ryan Mountcastle is hitting .251 with 22 doubles, 14 home runs and 20 walks.
Cedric Mullins 101 .259 .320 .389 9 45 103
Anthony Santander 95 .257 .340 .455 19 57 91
Austin Hays 94 .258 .317 .431 12 47 93
Ryan Mountcastle 89 .251 .291 .434 14 51 88
Ramón Urías 72 .251 .299 .434 11 36 63

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