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2018 MLB Season
(12-11) Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers (8-16)
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington Texas
Projected Pitchers: Kendall Graveman vs. Doug Fister
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -110 | Rangers +100
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 (+175)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10.5
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Graveman was knocked around by a hot Boston Red Sox lineup in his last start as he took his fourth consecutive loss in a row. He only made it five innings giving up six earned off of seven hits while striking out six. It has been a terrible start for the young righty.
His walk-to-strikeout ratio has been okay as it is currently sitting at 7:16. However, thats all the compliments I’ll give him as he owns a 10.07 ERA and 6.89 FIP. He struggles to strand base runners with a 54.2% LOB%. The home runs have been the big killer as he has given up seven already.
Oakland has been on fire, going 5-1 in the last week. In that span their lineup has been awesome as they are slashing .308/.388/.509 to go along with 30 extra-base hits and 41 RBI.
Fister will be coming off the 10-day DL after aggravating his hip. In his last start he was able to make it through five innings giving up three earned off of six hits, while striking out five. He only needed 81 pitches to get through five before being taken out.
The veteran has been solid in only a small frame of work posting a 8.56 K/9, a 3.29 BB/9, and a 0.66 HR/9. This has resulted in a 3.95 ERA and 3.76 FIP. His unlucky .381 BABIP is bound to regress, and if he can work on his 66.4% LOB%, then this could be a solid year for Fister.
Texas continues to play losing baseball as they have gone 2-4 in the last week. Their lineup has been hitting better as they are slashing .250/.333/.405 to go along with 21 extra-base hits and 28 RBI, but they still aren’t getting the job done.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- OAK are 7-1 in their last 8 overall.
- OAK are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
- OAK are 22-8 in their last 30 games as a favorite.
- TEX are 6-21 in their last 27 home games.
- TEX are 3-8 in their last 11 games on grass.
- Under is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction: Texas slugs Oakland out of the park
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rangers +100 & OVER 10.5
The dumpster fire that is Kendall Graveman cannot be trusted at this point in time. Fister will be fresh off the DL, but that is nothing new for him, so I expect the veteran to pitch with poise against a hot Oakland lineup. Texas should be able to just outscore Oakland in this matchup with the way Graveman has been pitching. Roll with the home team and the over.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rangers 7 – Oakland 5
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