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(64-83) Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers (88-60)
Date: Sunday September 18, 2016
Time: 3:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Ross Detwiler vs. Colby Lewis
MLB Moneyline Odds: Texas -195
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 10
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Sunday will be the last game of this three game series. While Oakland and Texas are both American League West teams, they have a very different outlook at this point in the season.
The Rangers walked away with the win Friday night and should not have any difficulty winning the series.
The magic number for Texas to win the American League West was lowered to six after the Rangers won Friday and the Seattle Mariners suffered a loss.
Texas had a two and a half game lead over the Cleveland Indians Saturday morning for the best record in the AL. The Rangers had to make a late come back Friday to erase a 6-2 Oakland lead.
Colby Lewis will be on the mound Sunday for his 17th start. He has a record of 6-2 with a 3.31 ERA and a 1.055 WHIP.
Sunday will be the 27th career start for Lewis against Oakland. He has a record of 12-4 with a 2.80 ERA throughout his 170.1 innings against the A’s.
Before losing the series opener to the Rangers Friday night, Oakland had won four in a row. Ross Detwiler will be on the mound Sunday for Oakland, making his seventh seventh start of he season.
He just recently joined the A’s last month after starting the season with the Cleveland Indians. Detwiler is 0-6 his last six trips to the mound after receiving a no-decision in his last start against the Royals on Monday.
He gave up 3 runs off of 6 hits in four innings, with two walks and no strikeouts. In his previous 8 starts at Globe Life Park, Detwiler has a 6.12 ERA and 1.88 WHIP.
The 12 innings he has pitched in Arlington has led to a 0-4 record.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Texas is 1-4 their last 5 Sunday games.
- The Rangers are 0-4 their last 4 game 3 of a series.
- Athletics are 4-1 during their last four games on the road.
- Oakland has won 4 of their last 5 against a team with a winning record.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
The Rangers will more than likely put a low pitch count on Lewis due to needing him in the postseason.
The Oakland A’s have been playing big boy ball in the batter’s box so this game has high score potential.
The Rangers may find themselves playing catch up ball in the middle innings, but it shouldn’t be more than they can handle.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Texas ML and game total over 10
The Rangers are getting closer to wrapping us the American League West and the series with Oakland could provide them with an opportunity to get closer.
Because of how closely Lewis will be watched, Texas will need the bullpen to come up strong Sunday night.
This should lead to both teams lighting up the scoreboard, making the over look like a sure thing. According to the trends I have listed, the A’s look like they are the team to beat.
I don’t believe that will be the case though once the players take the field. The Rangers have more to lose than Oakland has to gain and I think it show in the games outcome.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 6-8 Rangers
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