Free MLB Pick: Athletics vs. Rangers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(67-48) Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers (40-75)
Date: Saturday, August 14th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Projected Pitchers: James Kaprielian (OAK) vs. Jordan Lyles (TX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -233 Rangers +175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics-1.5, Rangers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Athletics will be in Texas to take on the Rangers for game 2 Saturday at 7:05 ET. Game 1 of that series is Friday at 8:05 ET.
James Kaprielian is going for the Athletics and Jordan Lyles gets the ball for the Rangers.
Oakland has played well this year against Texas.
The Athletics have had a good season so far and they have been playing well as of late. This team has won 7 games in a row.
They now trail the Astros by 1.5 games with a record of 67-48.
The offense exploded on Thursday as they beat the Indians 17-0 to complete the 3 game sweep. In those games, the A’s scored 27 runs and allowed 6 runs.
Chris Bassitt kept up his good pitching as he went 6 innings and did not allow an earned run.
James Kaprielian is 6-4 with a 3.22 ERA. His last start was against the Rangers where he went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. The A’s won this game 6-3.
Pitching for this team has been a big strength. They have an ERA of 3.59 which is 4th best in baseball.
Their offense has also been good. The team is scoring 4.56 runs per game which is 14th best across the league.
Oakland has hit 142 home runs which is 14th best in the majors.
The Rangers have really struggled so far this year. There are not many bright spots on this club.
They’re last in the American League West with a record of 40-75. They are 28.5 games out of first place.
Texas lost 3-1 to the Mariners on Thursday. Seattle ended up taking 2 out of 3 games in that series. The Rangers scored 7 runs and allowed 9 runs in those games.
Mike Foltynewicz went 7 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Thursday.
Jordan Lyles has not been reliable this year. He is 5-9 with a 5.46 ERA. His last start was against the A’s where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 6 earned runs. Oakland won that game 6-3.
Pitching has mostly been a disaster for this squad. They hold an ERA of 4.70 which is 23rd best in the majors.
They have also really struggled to score runs. They are only scoring 3.71 runs per game which is 29th best in the game.
Texas has hit 124 home runs which is 24th best overall.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 7-0 in their last 7 games overall.
- Athletics are 7-0 in their last 7 games on grass.
- Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. the American League West.
- Athletics are 7-0 in their last 7 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Rangers are 17-35 in their last 52 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 16-35 in their last 51 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rangers are 18-41 in their last 59 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Rangers are 18-48 in their last 66 games overall.
Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
The Athletics have been on a tear lately and I look for them to keep rolling when they face the Rangers.
Oakland is the much better team and I look for them to take care of business in this one. They really should not lose to a team like Texas.
The rookie James Kaprielian has been solid this year and I look for him to have a good start in this one. I feel Oakland will be able to get to Lyles and get into that bullpen.
I am taking the Athletics on the run line.
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