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2021 MLB Handicapping
(44-29) Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers (25-45)
Date: Monday, June 21st, 2021
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Projected Pitchers: Frankie Montas (OAK) vs. Kyle Gibson (TEX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -130 Rangers +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5, Rangers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Athletics will continue their road trip as they head to Texas to take on the Rangers.
These teams have not played yet this year.
Frankie Montas will be starting for the Athletics and Kyle Gibson will go for the Rangers.
The A’s have had a good year so far. They come into series having lost their last 2 games.
Oakland sits with a record of 44-29. They are in 1st place in the American League West, 0.5 games ahead of the Astros.
After winning game 1 on Friday, the Athletics got beaten on Saturday and Sunday. They had leads in both of those games.
Sean Manaea was effective against the Yankees. He went 5.1innings and struck out 11 men. Because of the small run support, he took the loss.
Frankie Montas has pitched well for most of the year, but has seen his ERA jump to over 4. He has a 7-6 record with a 4.21 ERA. His last outing came on June 15th where he went 7 innings and allowed 2 runs against the Angels.
The Oakland pitching staff has been very impressive this year. They are 13th in baseball with a 3.88 ERA.
The offense has also been good. They are scoring 4.56 runs per game which is 12th best across the league.
First baseman Matt Olson has been hitting well this year. He has 19 home runs and 52 RBI.
This Athletics have hit 93 home runs which is 8th best in baseball.
Unlike their divisional rival, the Rangers have not had a good year. They have lost 5 games in a row. As I write, they are losing 4-2 in the 8th inning against the Twins.
They are 25-45 and are in last place in the American League West. The Athletics are 17.5 games ahead of them.
The Twins have won the first 2 games of the series against the Rangers.
Starter Kolby Allard went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs against the Twins on Saturday. Minnesota won the game 3-2
Kyle Gibson has been the Texas ace this year. He is 4-0 with a 2.09 ERA. His last outing came on Tuesday against the Astros. He went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run. This was very impressive because the Astros are the best offense in baseball. Unfortunately for Gibson, the bullpen blew the lead.
The Texas pitching has not been great this year. They have a 4.66 ERA which is 22nd best.
The Rangers have hit 77 home runs which is 19th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. the American League West.
- Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Athletics are 7-1 in their last 8 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Athletics are 41-19 in their last 60 games on grass.
- Rangers are 16-35 in their last 51 games overall.
- Rangers are 26-57 in their last 83 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Rangers are 21-51 in their last 72 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Rangers are 2-7 in their last 9 Monday games.
Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
This is a series between two teams that are going in different directions. Oakland has been great and Texas has been dreadful. This is probably the best chance the Rangers have to win because they have their best pitcher going.
The Athletics are the far better team and should expect to win the series. For me, it is hard to bet the Rangers based on how much losing they have done.
Even though Gibson has the better ERA, I still think Montas is the better pitcher. I am counting on the Athletics to do enough against Gibson in this game. If Montas is on his game, he should be able to contain this Texas lineup. I just trust Oakland a lot more than Texas.
I will lay the -130 with the A’s.
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