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Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers

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The Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Rangers Ballpark.

Lefthander Joe Saunders will take the mound for the Orioles to start this game. Saunders is 9-13 this season with a 4.07 ERA.

Saunders’s opponent in this one will be Yu Darvish. The Rangers righthander has a 3.90 ERA to go along with a 16-9 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 195-moneyline favorites versus the Orioles, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

In their last action, Baltimore was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Rangers were a 12-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Baltimore: 93-69 SU
Texas: 93-69 SU

Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore’s last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore’s last 8 games when playing Texas
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Baltimore is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games at home
Texas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Baltimore
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas’s last 8 games

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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