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2021 MLB Handicapping
(45-31) Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers (27-47)
Date: Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Chris Bassitt (OAK) vs Kolby Allard (TEX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -140 | Rangers +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Oakland -1.5 (-120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8
A pair of AL West rivals open up a four-game series on the diamond down in the Lone Star State. Oakland is tied atop the AL West with the Houston Astros for the best record in the American League. Meanwhile, Texas sits 18 games back and own the 2nd worst record in the American League.
Andy Ibañez and Jose Trevino hit three-run homers to back Gibson as the Rangers snapped a six-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday.
Matt Chapman homered in his return to the Athletics’ lineup and the offense had a big day, scoring 13 runs on 15 hits to bounce back and win 13-6 over Texas on Tuesday.
Major league rookie home run leader Adolis García went deep twice for his 19th and 20th, and the Rangers beat the Athletics 5-3 Wednesday night.
Oakland enters Thursday’s game just a half-game behind the Astros in the AL West, even despite losing their last 3 games overall. Oakland is still 7-3 in their last 10 games though and they should find opportunities to bounce back over a weak Rangers team.
Oakland comes in the middle of the road across most statistics, ranking 13th in both runs per game, 9th in home runs per game, and 17th in batting average.
Matt Olson is having an incredible season for the Athletics and will be the focal point of Texas’ pitching efforts. He leads the team in all five major offensive categories, in batting average (.304), home runs (20), RBI (53), OBP (.381), and hits (75), and will continue to be a workhorse for the lineup.
The Rangers enter with one of the worst records in baseball and 18 games behind the top of the division, even with the series-opening win. Texas has still gone 3-7 in their last 10 games and are looking to get on a winning streak.
Texas impressed in the first game of the series on Monday and with how strong their offense can be at times, it really lands on the pitching to see if they’ll come out on top.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa has been the most consistent hitter in the lineup for much of the year, leading the team in batting average (.289) and hits (84). The big bat for Texas has been Adolis Garcia, who has 18 home runs and 49 RBI’s.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 45-31 overall
- Athletics are 20-13 on the road
- Rangers are 27-47 overall
- Rangers are 17-20 at home
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
Oakland has been a strong bounce-back team this season and that showed on Tuesday with a dominating 13-6 win over the Rangers.
With the Athletics finally getting healthy again they are a dangerous team with the addition of Chapman back in the lineup to complement Olsen.
Take Oakland to get back on track and grab a win in the series finale.
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