MLB Picks Monday 6/20/2016 – BAL vs. TEX
Pick #1 – Baltimore Orioles At Texas Rangers
Two teams with big bats that are able to produce would be the perfect description of the Rangers and Orioles this year. Baltimore has been at the top of the team home run leader board all year while Texas has power and speed all over their lineup. The Rangers are soaring as of late sporting an 8-2 record over their last 10 games while the Orioles are struggling a bit playing .500 ball (5-5) ball over their last 10 so they are really looking to to start to get back on track. The game were selecting tonight to try our insight out on is the Baltimore Orioles (40-28) versus the Texas Rangers (45-25) who are both playing incredible baseball overall this year. Starting to preview some of the more alluring stats on this particular contest we notice that the total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 10 games on the road. Adding on to the appeal of this wager the total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games when playing at home against Baltimore which highlights how much these two teams love to score when playing each other. Baltimore's overall O/U recordfor the year is 34-31-3 while the Ranger's is 36-32-2 putting the odds clearly in our favor for the chance of the OVER hitting. These two teams have already layed 3 games against each other this year and Texas with all resulting in an OVER. The last game between these two teams which was played a couple months ago was an 8-4 Texas win so these teams will post lots runs when playing each other. These two foes have been playing an actively offensive style of baseball recently and the public consensus seems to agree with this sentiment as the MLB total lean is a generous 71% on the OVER. The Orioles produce 4.84 runs this year and the Rangers put up 4.8 runs for the year so even if we get the bar minmum averages here we hit the OVER. The weather at Globe Life Park in Arlington 95°F, Mostly Sunny, and Wind is SW 11 mph making it a perfect night to play some baseball and score some runs. The total over/under spread for this MLB game opened at 9.5 and has stayed steady at 9.5 so the smart money still seems a bit undecided on this one. A nice final point to this pick is the fact that starting pitchers D. Holland (L) and K. Gausman (R) combine for a 8.11 ERA this year which mean there should be plenty of runs to be had from either side tonight. The computer predicted total score for this matchup is 8.5 so lets put our faith in the fact that we get two Divisional leaders battling it out here who known for scoring against one another and lets take the OVER 9.5 and take this one home.
Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers - Monday, June 20, 2016 8:05 PM
919 Baltimore Orioles -1½
920 Texas Rangers +1½
919 Baltimore Orioles Over 9½
920 Texas Rangers Under 9½
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 9.5 (2 Units)
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