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(52-65) Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers (69-49)
Date: Monday, August 15th, 2016
Time: 8:05PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington, TX.
Projected Pitchers: Ross Detwiler vs Martin Perez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 10
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The Rangers host the Athletics Monday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
The Athletics have won four out of their last six games, while the Rangers have won seven of their last 10 games but have lost three of their last four.
Ross Detwiler is on the mound for the Athletics, he’s 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. Martin Perez is pitching for the Rangers, he’s 7-8 with a 4.22 ERA and 1.43 WHIP.
The Athletics have scored 15 runs over their last three games but have generally struggled to score all season long. Their six games prior, they scored just nine runs.
Their OPS is fourth worst in the league at .704 and they are at the bottom third of most offensive statistical categories, including just 126 homeruns.
Ross Detwiler was called up to start last Wednesday and he pitched amazingly!
He went eight innings and didn’t give up a single run. He gave up just six hits with no walks and two strikeouts.
This kind of performance was completely unexpected so we should not expect this to happen again against the Rangers.
The Rangers have been playing great ball but have dropped three of their last four games.
They’ve been shutout in back to back games to the Tigers and lost that series 2-1.
They’ll be looking to bounce back since they had won five games in a row just prior to these last four games.
They scored five or more runs in five of their last eight games and average the seventh most runs per game in the league, so expect the offense to probably show up again.
Martin Perez has been average this season with his 4.22 ERA and 1.43 WHIP but allowed just one run over 5.2 innings in his last start against the always challenging offense of the Rockies.
He’s allowed just one run in two of his last three starts but has also allowed five or more runs in five of his last seven starts.
He looks to have found his groove again but be warned, he hasn’t been reliable since early July.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics have lost two of their last three games
- Athletics have scored 15 runs in their last three games
- Athletics totals have been under six of their last eight games
- Rangers have lost three of their last four games
- Rangers have scored 29 runs over their last six games
- Rangers totals have been over four of their last six games
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
Texas is on a mini slump at the moment but I don’t think it will last, their offense is too good, so the back to back shutout games to me is an outlier.
Offensively, the Rangers win this matchup but the pitching matchup goes to Detwiler by a sliver because he was phenomenal on Wednesday against the Orioles!
I still think the Rangers pull this one out because I just can’t imagine Detwiler does it again.
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I anticipate the Rangers offense getting to Detwiler because the first start appears to be a fluke but won’t necessarily blow him out.
Oakland typically doesn’t score much and Perez has been good in two of his last three starts.
This one could go either way but with the line so high at 10, I say it stays under.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rangers 5-3
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