Baltimore Orioles vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Preview and Odds - 08/03/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 2:05 pm ET, Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Venue:  Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Where to Watch:  BSSW

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline odds:  Orioles +140, Rangers -165; Over/Under:  7.5 runs
Bet365:  Moneyline odds:  Orioles +140, Rangers -165; Over/Under:  7.5 runs
BetMGM:  Moneyline odds:  Orioles +140, Rangers -165; Over/Under:  7.5 runs
 

Season Record

Baltimore Orioles:  52-51 (4th place, AL East)
Texas Rangers:  46-56 (3rd place, AL West)
 
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Recent Form
Baltimore Orioles:  6-4 last 10
Texas Rangers:  4-6 last 10
 
 
 

Baltimore Orioles vs Texas Rangers Preview and Analysis

 
The Orioles were on a 2 game losing streak but now enter this game off of a win. They lost their last series against the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 52-51 record overall and have a road record of 23-31. This is the series finale of a 3-game series with the Rangers on Wednesday with the 2nd game still to be played on Tuesday. Their offense ranks 21st in the MLB with a .688 OPS. Jordan Lyles is their starting pitcher on Tuesday while rookie pitcher Kyle Bradish is making his start in this game on Wednesday. He is 1-4 with a 7.01 ERA this season. His team lost 2 of their last 3 games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 2 ER, 1 HR, and 0 BB with 7 Ks on 5 hits through 5 IP against the Cincinnati Reds. 
 
The Rangers lost 2 of their last 3 games and enter this game off of a loss. They won their last series against the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 in a 4-game series. They enter this game with a 46-56 record overall and have a home record of 21-27. This is the 3rd game of a 3-game series with the Orioles on Wednesday with the 2nd game still to be played on Tuesday. Their offense ranks 16th in the MLB with a .700 OPS. Spencer Howard is their starting pitcher on Tuesday while Martín Pérez is making his start in this game on Wednesday. He is 9-2 with a 2.52 ERA this season. His team won their last 2 straight games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 1 ER, 0 HRs, and 2 BB with 6 Ks on 3 hits through 7 IP against the Los Angeles Angels. 

 

Orioles vs Rangers Prediction

The current betting odds have the Rangers listed as a favorite in this game. The Rangers have been very inconsistent in their games recently with a lot of off and on wins but this is a great spot for them to win here at home. The Orioles have been playing very well recently as they are heating up again, but they have not been a very good team on the road and they just traded away one of their biggest offense producers as well in Mancini. They also have Bradish starting here and he is making his first start back from an injury but he was not pitching that well prior to his injury, also being a rookie still who is very inexperienced as an MLB starter. Perez is starting for the Rangers and he has been great all season for them as he does allow many runs in his starts. This is a great spot for the rangers to bounce back with a win. The best way to place a bet here is on the Rangers to win this game.
 
Orioles Rangers Prediction:  Our MLB Pick for Wednesday, August 3, 2022 (2:05 pm ET start time) is Rangers 8 Orioles 3.
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MLB Betting Trends

 
Baltimore Orioles: 52-51 (+21.4 Units) ML in all games. 40-46 (+15 Units) ML as an underdog of +100 or higher. 13-8 OVER against AL West opponents.
Texas Rangers: 46-56 (-6.5 Units) ML in all games. 15-19 (-10.2 Units) ML as a favorite of -110 or higher. 14-7 OVER as a favorite of -125 to -175.
 

Key Injuries

 
Baltimore Orioles:  J. Arauz (2B) Early Sept - Finger. A. Wells (SP) Mid Aug - Elbow. T. Lakins Sr. (RP) Mid Aug - Elbow.
Texas Rangers:  M. Garver (C) out for season - Forearm. E. White (LF) Mid Aug - Wrist. J. Barlow (RP) Mid Aug - Finger.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"Happy with how we responded after a tough day." - Brandon Hyde after his team’s win against the Rangers on Monday.
 
 
"I think he's blessed with that trait because that's something I obviously envied as a player. Those guys no matter what happened and bad things were beforehand, he still believes he's the best player on the planet. He said he was going to go to right center and he did that." - Chris Woodward after his team’s win against the Angels on Sunday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Baltimore Orioles
Cedric Mullins (L) CF
Adley Rutschman (S) C
Anthony Santander (S) DH
Ryan Mountcastle (R) 1B
Rougned Odor (L) 2B
Ramon Urias (R) 3B
Terrin Vavra (L) LF
Ryan McKenna (R) RF
Jorge Mateo (R) SS
 
Texas Rangers
Marcus Semien (R) SS
Corey Seager (L) DH
Jonah Heim (S) C
Nathaniel Lowe (L) 1B
Adolis Garcia (R) RF
Leody Taveras (S) CF
Kole Calhoun (L) LF
Ezequiel Duran (R) 2B
Josh H. Smith (L) 3B
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Baltimore Orioles
Batting Average:  Austin Hays (.261)
Hits:  Cedric Mullins (103)
Home Runs:  Anthony Santander (19)
RBI:  Anthony Santander (57)
Stolen Bases:  Jorge Mateo (24)
Wins:  Tyler Wells (7)
Saves:  Jorge Lopez (19)
ERA:  Cionel Perez (1.25)
 
Texas Rangers
Batting Average:  Leody Taveras (.323)
Hits:  Marcus Semien (103)
Home Runs:  Corey Seager (24)
RBI:  Adolis Garcia (63)
Stolen Bases:  Marcus Semien (19)
Wins:  Martin Perez (9)
Saves:  Joe Barlow (13)
ERA:  Charlie Culberson (0.00)
 
Managers:
Baltimore Orioles: Brandon Hyde (4th season)
Texas Rangers: Chris Woodward (4th season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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