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2021 MLB Handicapping
(50-39) Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers (34-53)
Date: Friday, July 9th, 2021
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Cole Irvin (OAK) vs Jordan Lyles (TEX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -135 | Rangers +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Oakland -1.5 (-120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
A pair of AL West rivals open up a three-game series on the diamond down in the Lone Star State. Oakland had a bad month of June and now sit 4.5 games back from the Houston Astros for the division lead. Meanwhile, Texas sits 19.5 games back and own the 2nd worst record in the American League.
These teams have already met 7 times this year with the Rangers owning a 4-3 advantage.
Oakland enters Friday’s game 4.5 games behind the Astros in the AL West. Right now it seems to be more about treading water and not losing anymore ground on the American League best Astros.
Oakland comes in the middle of the road across most statistics, ranking 14th 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 (.283), home runs (21), RBI (57), OBP (.373), and hits (85), and will continue to be a workhorse for the lineup.
The Rangers enter with one of the worst records in baseball and 19.5 games behind the top of the division. They don’t have a playoff caliber roster this season but have potential to cause trouble other teams in their division down the stretch.
Texas ranks 22nd in baseball in runs per game, 19th in batting average, and 17th in hits per game, and will need to see those numbers improve to keep pace with Oakland.
Texas is led offensively by the big bats of outfielders Joey Gallo and Adolis Garcia. Gallo, who was selected to partake in the home run derby, has a tea, high 23 home runs and 51 RBI’s. Garcia follows him up with 21 home runs and a team high 59 RBI’s.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 50-39 overall
- Athletics are 23-17 on the road
- Rangers are 34-53 overall
- Rangers are 21-23 at home
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
Oakland has fallen off the map after spending the first few months of the season hanging onto first place in the AL West.
The Texas bats are stroking the ball right now and Oakland has been struggling to score, making it a great matchup for Texas at home in the opener.
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