It’s already this time of the year for baseball fans as the MLB divisional series begins on October 7, 2023. Tomorrow, the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles will match up in the American League division round. However, which team will team will take the first win for game 1 of this series? Let’s find out what our baseball betting experts have to say with their Rangers vs Orioles Betting Pick and analysis.
The Rangers are going to Oriole Park after defeating the Rays, in two games during the Wild Card Round. For this matchup, the Orioles are the favorite to win at -142 while the Rangers are the underdog at +120. In addition, sportsbooks have been seeing a lot of lines movement as the betting public also favors Baltimore.
For those thinking about betting on the over/under, the betting odds have the total set at 8. However, bookmakers believe it will be difficult to predict at -110 on both sides.
Rangers vs Orioles Baseball Betting Odds
Texas Rangers +120
Baltimore Orioles -142
Over 8 at -110
Under 8 at -110
Rangers vs Orioles Betting Prediction and Analysis for 10/07/2023
According to sports news, the Orioles have not been in a playoff game since 2014. Needless to say, Oriole betting fans are eager to see their team in action while at home. Especially since the Orioles have one of the strongest pitching lineups in the AL finishing fifth in the rankings. In addition, all of their pitchers will be at full rest and ready to play for this game. Thus, Baltimore will have Kyle Bradish, Grayson Rodriguez and John Means ready to play.
Overall, Baltimore does not seem to have any obvious weaknesses with a good defense and a solid player rotation. In fact, they are the only team in the American league to get over 100 wins. This alone says a lot about how other AL teams are doing this season.
On the other hand, handicappers are questioning whether the Texas Rangers can keep up their winning momentum. This is because September was a difficult month for them after losing the AL West to the Astros. Furthermore, this loss at the end of the season made them drop to the fifth seed in the AL bracket.
However, it is commendable that they were able to come back from it during the Wildcard race. The only problem is that for the divisional game, they will be facing a much stronger opponent. Hence, those who bet on sports are not confident about betting on the ranger despite an attractive money line.
Rangers vs Orioles Betting Pick
Game time: 10/07/2023 at 1:03 PM EDT
Bet on the Baltimore Orioles at -142
Coming into this game, Baltimore will be as fresh as can be. This is thanks to having days off due to a bye through the Wild Card round. However, the Rangers lost their consistencies last September despite having a great sweep against Tampa last week.
For those that had put an early bet on the Oriole at -120, they are the lucky ones. However, even at -145 odds, it is a excellent wager considering the sportsbooks are underestimating them. Therefore, we predict the Baltimore Orioles will win and cover the run line with a final score of 5-3