Free MLB Pick: Athletics vs. Rangers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(66-48) Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers (40-74)
Date: Friday, August 13th, 2021
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globelife Field, Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Cole Irvin vs. Dane Dunning
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics | Rangers
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics , Rangers
MLB Baseball Gambling Total:
The Oakland Athletics will look to continue to roll this Friday as they take on the Texas Rangers who are not exactly the scariest team to be going up against right now.
I can imagine the Oakland Athletics are feeling pretty good about themselves right now, as they come into this game off the back of winning 7 straight games with their last game ending by a score of 17-0 as they ran up the score against the Cleveland Indians who were no match for them that day.
The Athletics, much like the Tampa Bay Rays who play a similar style, now have a batting lineup that can back up their excellent pitching staff with guys like Mark Canha, Matt Olsen and Jed Lowrie having stepped up and had nice seasons which means this team’s offense now ranks 14th.
Cole Irvin takes to the hill and he will almost assuredly put this Athletics team in a position to win this game, as he has an ERA under 3 in his last 7 games and this is not going to be the toughest batting lineup he has faced recently, so I love his chances to go deep here.
The Texas Rangers have been might unimpressive this year and it has been no better recently going 1-8 in their last 9 games and they really do not do much well between their offense and pitching staff.
Adolis Garcia has been an amazing find, and he very well could win rookie of the year here in 2021, but it still has not been enough to really get this offense clicking on a high level, as this offense now ranks 29th overall with 427 runs scored.
Dane Dunning has been one of the rare bright spots for this team this year, as he enters the contest with a real respectable 4.07 ERA and that earned run average drops to 3.18 looking at his last 7 games, so he very well could find some success here.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Athletics are 39-17 in their last 56 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League West.
- Athletics are 6-0 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rangers are 19-43 in their last 62 during game 1 of a series.
- Rangers are 10-26 in their last 36 vs. American League West.
- Rangers are 3-13 in their last 16 vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
The Athletics once again find themselves in a great spot here, as they have the talent to get to Dunning and I have no faith that these Texas Rangers bats are going to be able to find much success here against a guy like Cole Irvin who has looked amazing so far this year.
Oakland is the better team in nearly every way, and although we have to lay a decent amount of juice here, I still think it is worth it, as this game likely ends in a blow out for the road team who is on fire right now.
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