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(22-17) Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics (17-22)
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 3:35 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Martin Perez, LHP vs. Rich Hill, LHP
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Betting Total: 8
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Texas and Oakland complete their 3 game series on getaway day here on Wednesday night.
The AL West rivals continue to play close games, with the A’s taking the series opener.
The Rangers have hung right there in the AL West thus far.
The Rangers sit 5 games above the .500 mark and are just 0.5 game behind the Mariners for first place. The Rangers have done it offensively, as they average nearly 4.7 runs per game on the season.
However, the road has not been kind to them. The Rangers have gone just 8-10 SU while scoring under 4 runs per game. That’s the plateau they need to be at as this team is good when they’re above 4 runs per contest.
They’ll send out Marin Perez, who is just 1-3 on the season. Perez dropped his last start despite pitching well as he finished with 6.1 innings of work to go along with just 1 earned run. He got no runs in support, as they fell 5-0. His lone win came back on 4/27 where he shut the Yankees down.
Oakland wasn’t expected to do anything this year and while they still have plenty of work to do right now, they’re within striking distance.
Oakland sits 5.5 games back in the AL West and have won 2 straight games. The Athletics record and place in the standings is quite ominous, as they have struggled on both sides of the ball.
The Athletics have allowed 5.05 runs per game while scoring just 3.8.
Looking to continue their winning ways, Oakland will send out LH Rich Hill. Hill has been a stellar this year, going 5-3 with an ERA of just 2.68. Hill has won back to back starts, allowing 5 runs in 2 road wins over Baltimore and Tampa Bay. Hill is 0-3 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in TEX last 9 overall.
- Over is 7-2 in TEX last 9 on grass.
- Under is 9-3 in TEX last 12 road games.
- Over is 16-5-2 in OAK last 23 Wed. games.
- Over is 9-3 in OAK last 12 overall.
- OAK are 4-10 in their last 14 overall.
- Over is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings in Oakland.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Rich Hill has been a shocking surprise for the A’s, but his home stats are a worry.
Look for him to struggle a bit here, as Texas takes the series opener on Wednesday .
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The Rangers get to Rich Hill early on, as they stake Perez to a big lead and let him settle in.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Texas 6- Oakland 3
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