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(4-8) Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics (5-7)
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Alameda Stadium, Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Jesse Hahn
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers -129 | A’s +112
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7
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Yu Darvish gets the start on the mound for the Texas Rangers. Through 19.1 innings of work, Darvish is 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA. He has 19 strikeouts to 10 walks and has given up 13 total hits.
Sitting last in the AL West, the Rangers have been solid offensively but have given up a lot of runs (5.0 per game).
Offensively, right fielder Nomar Mazara has looked great so far. In 53 plate appearances, he is batting .340 with four home runs and 13 RBIs. Elvis Andrus has been solid as well. He is batting .319 with three homers and three RBIs.
The top of the order has been disappointing for Texas with Jonathan Lucroy batting .229, Mike Napoli batting an abysmal .156, and Rougned Odor batting .208. The three combine for six homers and 16 RBIs.
Sitting 3rd in the AL West, the Oakland Athletics have given up a lot of runs and haven’t scored nearly enough to stay in games. The A’s average 3.8 runs per game while giving up 4.75 per game.
Pitcher Jesse Hahn gets the start for the A’s. Through 12 innings of work, Hahn is 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA. He has 10 strikeouts to three walks.
On the injury front, short stop Marcus Semien has been placed on the 10-day DL with a wrist injury. He wasn’t off to a good start this season, batting just .171 with a single RBI.
Left fielder Khris Davis has been the top offensive player for Oakland. Davis is batting .340 with six home runs and eight RBIs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Texas is 4-13 SU in the last 17 games
- Oakland is 3-12 in the last 15 games at home
Free Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Texas doesn’t have a very consistent offense but the pitching off Yu Darvish has been solid.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rangers -124
Against an Oakland team that averages just 3.8 runs per game, I like Texas to win a close one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Texas 4 – Oakland 3
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