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2021 MLB Handicapping
(67-49) Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers (41-75)
Date: Sunday, August 15th, 2021
Time: 2:35 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Projected Pitchers: Sean Manaea (OAK) vs. Kolby Allard (TX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -256 Rangers +190
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics-1.5, Rangers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
The Athletics will be in Texas to take on the Rangers for game 3 Sunday at 2:35 ET.
Sean Manaea is going for the Athletics and Kolby Allard gets the ball for the Rangers.
The Rangers won 8-6 in game 1.
The Athletics have been a good team so far and they have been hot as of late. They have won 7 of their last 8 games.
They are 2nd in the American League West with a record of 67-49. The Astros lead them by 2.5 games.
Oakland swept a 3 game set with the Indians before this series. In those games, they scored 27 runs and allowed 6 runs.
Cole Irvin went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Friday.
Sean Manaea has been good this year. He is 8-7 with a 3.43 ERA. His last start was against the Indians where he went 1.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Oakland won this game 4-3.
Pitching for this team has been impressive. They have an ERA of 3.61 which is the 5th best in baseball.
Their offense has been solid as well. The team is scoring 4.57 runs per game which is 12th best in the majors.
Oakland has hit 143 home runs which is 14th best in the league.
Unlike their divisional rival, the Rangers have had a very bad season so far. They have been one of the worst teams in baseball.
This team has been in the basement of the American League West for what seems like the entire year. Their record of 41-75 puts them 28.5 games out of 1st place.
Texas lost 2 games out of 3 to the Mariners earlier this week. The Rangers scored 7 runs and allowed 9 runs in those games.
Dane Dunning went 4.2 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Friday.
Kolby Allard is 2-10 with a 4.93 ERA. His last start was against the Mariners where he went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Texas won that game 5-4.
The pitching has really hurt this team so far. They have an ERA of 4.71 which is 24th best overall.
Their offense has also really struggled. The team is scoring 3.75 runs per game which is 29th best in baseball.
Texas has hit 126 home runs which is 24th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 7-1 in their last 8 games overall.
- Athletics are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. the American League West.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Rangers are 17-35 in their last 52 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rangers are 11-27 in their last 28 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 8-20 in their last 28 games vs. a left handed starter.
- Rangers are 19-48 in their last 67 games overall.
Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
The A’s have been very hot and I look for them to keep that up on Sunday. Also, I have very little confidence backing a team like the Rangers.
Oakland is the much better team and I was surprised they lost game 1. If they wish to gain ground on the Astros they cannot afford to lose to the Rangers.
Manaea did not last long in his last start, but I look for him to be better in this one. Oakland should be able to do enough against Allard to get a win.
I am laying the run line with the A’s here.
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