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Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Run Total Best Bet: All Runs and No Cattle

Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Run Total Best Bet: All Runs and No Cattle
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Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Run Total Best Bet: Wednesday, August 3rd

We take it to the Beef State for our Hump Day best bet as our resident baseball expert Ej Garr isn’t happy about missing yesterday’s tip. With the Orioles and Rangers continuing their series on Wednesday, we have good reason to believe that the game total will topple the number so let’s break it down.

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August 3, 19:05 (UK time)

The Orioles have taken the first two games in the series with the Rangers and the bats have certainly come alive of late. Following up a 7 – 2 win on Monday, the Birds broke out 8 more runs on Tuesday night as they look for the sweep before a day off on Thursday to rest up for the Pittsburgh series.

For some reason, the line setters have left this total at 8 and I am seeing 1.95 at Pinnacle Sportsbook as I write this bet up around midnight (ET). I just got done watching the day play out and you know I am not happy about missing my tip yesterday. Jacob deGrom was hurling his 100 MPH fastball with ease but he got no run support to speak of and it cost us our money so I apologize for that.

So, let’s get it back by knocking over a snowman in the blizzard state (No, it’s a thing, really) in Texas and we’ll do it with more timely hitting while fading two starting pitchers.

First of all, Kyle Bradish (1 – 4; 7.01 ERA) gives up a home run in every start he makes and you know I will suggest you have a bookmaker that offers baseball player props so you can put that on the board. Will Bradish get lit up on Wednesday and give up a bomb along the way? Why yes, yes he will!

Do you see what else happens when Bradish starts? The Orioles bats seem to back him up because they know they better show up unless they want to let Bradish get torched. He gets so much run support and you know we haven’t met a Texas Over we haven’t liked all too often this season either.

Martin Perez (9 – 2; 2.52 ERA) is the expected starter for the Rangers on Hump Day, and I know you see those last two starts and think why the over, Ej? Oh, you mean the Angels and A’s outings where he threw 7 innings in each game? I see it, and hey, he’s only allowed one earned run in each of his last 3 starts which is impressive for this time of year. Perez is a .500 pitcher in his career and he has always been suspected to give up the long ball over his career. Granted, he has held that number to only 7 this season but ready, set… here we go, down the stretch they come, you horse racing enthusiasts!

The weather is going to get even hotter as August unfolds, and Perez struggles against lineups that can hit a baseball and not stand around watching junk just go by. Window shopping is so out of style and guys will start getting to him down the stretch of the campaign!

I guess I will call it my gut telling me that the Orioles will have to hit knowing who is on the bump today, and right now, they are hitting the ball. We don’t need to bother with rankings and averages anymore because everyone is scoring 4-point-something, and none of that even matters anyway. Averages, shmaverages!

I see a 6 – 5 game playing out so we should have our 8 runs in the bag by the 7th inning with just a need for them to throw the final pitch to cash us in. I still can’t believe I am talking about hot Oriole bats but again, fading the Rangers’ pitching staff isn’t anything I struggle with doing all that much either, so let’s hit it.

Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Best Bet

Totals betting is so much more than just averages and I just feel as if Perez will get hit harder than he has in his last 3 outings and Bradish gives up bombs like they’re going out of style. Oh, but ladies love the long ball, so maybe he’s just trying to be the cool guy who gives them up so they can smile and we can cash more tickets!

  • Selection: Over 8 Runs
  • Best odds: 1.96 (Pinnacle)
  • Stakes: 4/10

Odds as of 10:00 am August 3, 2022. Odds may now differ.

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