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(40-25) Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics (27-37)
Date: Wednesday June 15, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Derek Holland vs Sonny Gray
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +130 / Athletics -145
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rangers +1.5 -165 / Athletics -1.5 +145
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The A’s are in last place in the AL West, but they are the home favorite tonight with Sonny Gray on the hill, who has been the Ace we are used to seeing since coming off the DL.
Oakland had lost 7 in a row before winning 2 straight, but they lost to the Rangers yesterday.
The Rangers have been one of the hotter teams in the past few weeks and they have opened up a 5.5 game lead over the Mariners in the AL West. In their last 12 games they only have 3 losses.
The A’s have won 4 of their 5 games facing the Rangers this season.
In yesterday’s game the Rangers beat the A’s 10-6.
Texas ranks a solid 6th in the Majors in runs scored and 11th in team ERA. They have scored 21 runs in winning 2 of their last 3 games.
Derek Holland (5-5 4.87 ERA) gets the nod tonight for the Rangers and he was not sharp in his last outing giving up 5 earned runs in 5 innings in a 7-5 loss to the Mariners. Texas had won his previous 2 starts.
Holland is 5-5 with a 3.24 ERA in 19 games, including 14 starts, facing Oakland.
The Rangers have won 7 of their last 10 games against the A’s with Holland on the hill including 5-2 against them in Oakland.
The Rangers are 1-5 in Holland’s last 5 road starts.
Holland faced the A’s earlier this season and even though he only gave up 2 runs, on 3 hits, the offense did not help him out in a 3-1 Oakland win.
The Rangers are 16-15 on the road this season.
The A’s have struggled at the plate this season and on the mound ranking 24th in runs scored and 27th in team ERA.
Gray (3-6 5.24 ERA) came off the DL earlier this month and while the A’s have lost his 2 starts since back in the rotation he has only given up 3 earned runs in those outings.
The A’s are 4-1 in Grays last 5 starts against the Rangers.
Overall, the A’s have only 1 win in Gray’s last 7 starts.
Since their 7 game skid where the Oakland offense really struggled they have been solid as of late totaling 26 runs in their last 3 games.
The A’s are 14-17 at home this season. However, they had won 6 straight at home before losing to the Rangers yesterday.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 18-6 in their last 24 overall.
- Rangers are 8-3 in their last 11 road games.
- Athletics are 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
- Athletics are 2-8 in their last 10 overall.
- Athletics are 8-2 in their last 10 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Gray will have another solid outing tonight and will finally get some help as the A’s will take this game.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Oakland ML and game total Under 8
Both games in this series have gone Over, but I see a lower scoring game tonight, which is why the winning bet will be the Under.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 5-2
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