10 October, 2023
On Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles (101-61) will travel to Globe Life Field to play Game 3 of their series against the Texas Rangers (90-72). Rangers are up 2-0. The Rangers are listed at -140 while the Orioles are at +115 in the odds for this game. There are eight in all. Dean Kremer and Nathan Eovaldi will serve as the starting pitchers.
Baltimore is hitting hard.421 times, striking out 1,370 times, and drawing walks 512 times. This season, they have amassed 1,399 base hits, 780 RBIs, and a team batting average of.255. 309 two-baggers and 183 home runs have been recorded by the Orioles as a team. They’ve scored 807 runs overall and have an on-base percentage of.321. The Baltimore Orioles are seventh in MLB in team scoring with 5.0 runs scored per game.
They now have a 3.03 K/BB ratio, and their pitching staff has a 1.24 WHIP. Pitchers for the Orioles have given up 678 runs overall and 177 home runs, ranking 7th in baseball. Baltimore has allowed 629 earned runs and 1,334 hits (8.3 per nine innings). The Orioles’ staff has struck out 1,431 batters and has a team earned run average of 3.89, which ranks 7th in the league. Their team FIP for the year is 3.98 and they have walked 473 opposing hitters.
A total of 205 appearances in high leverage situations and 197 occasions with runners on base have been made by Orioles bullpen pitchers. The relievers currently have 108 holds on the season, which is first in baseball. The Orioles’ relief pitchers have entered the game in 191 save situations and had a 61.3% save percentage. They have made 49 saves so far this year, while 31 of their 80 save opportunities have been missed. 33.9 percent of the 289 base runners the relief pitchers have inherited this season have scored a run for their side. For the season, the Orioles have sent 560 relievers to the mound.
In their 13,083 innings played on the field, the Orioles have converted 69.6% of balls in play into outs, ranking them 12th in the majors. At this point in the season, the Baltimore Orioles have earned 4,361 putouts, along with 1,444 assists and 71 mistakes. They presently have the fifth-best fielding percentage in baseball (.988) and 140 double plays.
In 370 innings pitched, Kremer has struck out 313 batters in his professional baseball career. With 179 earned runs allowed, he has an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.345. He has 126 walks and 372 base hits allowed (9.0 hits per nine innings). Kremer (22-20 career win-loss record) faced 1,575 opposition hitters during his stint in the majors and has a 4.54 FIP.
The Rangers are third in baseball with an average of 5.44 runs scored per game and a team slugging percentage of.452. They have 326 two-baggers, 599 free bases, and 881 runs scored in their possession. Over the course of the season, Texas has produced 233 home runs and 845 RBIs. They have received 1,470 base hits overall and have reached base 1,416 times (14th in MLB). The Texas Rangers have a team batting average of.263 and an on-base percentage of.337 for the season.
Texas is a slightly more prolific offense. They are at home. These betting trends also apply:
Texas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games at home
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
It’s obvious where we are going with this. Take the Rangers -140 at home. If you are feeling really adventurous, you can bet them on the run line and cash a positive moneyline.