After a five-day break, the Baltimore Orioles will open the 2023 MLB playoffs on Saturday against the Texas Rangers in the first game of the ALDS. The Orioles (101-61), the league’s top seed, dominated at home 49-32. The Rangers (90-72) are second in the AL West and have the second-best run differential in the AL at +165, behind only Tampa Bay’s +195. The two teams played six games in the regular season, with Texas winning 2-1 in Baltimore.
The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Rangers have the second-best batting average in MLB at .263, while the Orioles are 10th with a .255 batting average. According to SportsLine’s consensus, the Orioles are -138 to win or lose in the latest Orioles vs. Rangers odds (risk $138 to win $100), and the over/under for the total score is 8. Before making any Rangers vs. Orioles picks, be sure to check out MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer simulation model.
The SportsLine projection model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times. Over the past two seasons, MLB’s highest-rated moneyline pick (+357) has gone 331-285. It enters the 2023 MLB Playoffs at 91-73 among all top MLB picks this season and is 18-6 (+766) against top running backs. Anyone who follows it sees huge rewards.
Now, the model has set its sights on the Rangers vs. Orioles game and locked in its draft picks and MLB predictions. You can now head to SportsLine to view the selection of models. Now, here are a few MLB odds and betting lines for the Orioles vs. Rangers:
- Rangers vs. Orioles money line: Texas +118, Baltimore -138
- Rangers vs. Orioles Over/Under: 8 points
- Rangers vs. Orioles line: Baltimore -1.5 (+150)
- TEX: Rangers have exceeded the total score in 24 of their last 39 games
- BAL: The Orioles have scored more than 45 of their last 78 games.
- Rangers vs. Orioles draft: Check out the SportsLine draft
Why you should support the Orioles
Left fielder Austin Hayes has been a solid presence in the lineup this season and is one of the team’s top hitters. In 144 games, Hayes batted .275 with 36 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs, 67 RBIs and 76 runs scored. He lights up Texas’ pitching staff in 2023. In six games, Hayes batted .389 with two doubles, one triple, one home run and four RBIs.
First baseman Ryan Mountcastle is also one of the team’s top hitters. In 115 games this season, Mountcastle is batting .270 with 21 doubles, 1 triple, 18 home runs, 68 RBIs and 64 runs scored. He has two hits in his past three games, including a 2-for-4 performance in a 3-0 loss to Boston on Sept. 29. In 18 career games against the Rangers, he has four doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs. Find out which team to choose here.
Why you should support Rangers
Shortstop Corey Seager came into the series hot, going 4-for-8 with three doubles, two RBIs, and two in the wild-card round against the Tampa Bay Rays. A walk and 2 runs scored. Seager was one of the Rangers’ top hitters during the regular season, batting .327 with 42 doubles, 33 home runs, 96 RBIs and 88 runs. Dating back to the regular season, Seager had 10 hits in 12 games. He hit a double and a home run in 2023 against the Orioles. In 15 career games against the Orioles, he batted .224 with three doubles, one triple, five home runs and 15 RBI.
Second baseman Marcus Semien has played in all 164 games for the Rangers, including the two wild-card games against Tampa Bay. In that series, he scored two runs, scored one run and scored two more. This year, Semien is batting .276 with 40 doubles, 4 triples, 29 home runs, 100 RBIs and 122 runs scored. In six games against Baltimore in 2023, he had five hits in six games, including a double and three RBIs. Find out which team to choose here.
How to Pick Rangers vs. Orioles Draft Picks
SportsLine’s model is biased toward run totals, which says one side of the moneyline has all the value. You can only see MLB model selections and analysis on SportsLine.
So who will win, Rangers or Orioles, and which side has the most value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump to, all from its model that rates top MLB picks at 91-73, and find out.