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(22-16) Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics (16-22)
Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Sean Manaea
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers -103 / A’s -107
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rangers -1.5 +150 / A’s +1.5 -170
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The Rangers have been playing well as of late winning 4 of their last 5 games including their last 2. They are now in first place in the AL West, but only ? game up on the Mariners.
In the Rangers last game there was a brawl with the Blue Jays and there may be some suspensions coming for Texas.
The A’s have won 2 of their last 3 games and they are in 4th place in the division 6 games back of the Rangers.
The Rangers have won their last 4 games facing the A’s and 5 of their last 7 facing them in Oakland.
In their last games the A’s beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 and the Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6.
The Rangers have been led by their offense this season, which ranks 6th in the Majors in runs scored and they rank 17th in team ERA. In their last 5 games they have totaled 30 runs and in their only loss in that span they were blanked losing 5-0.
Derek Holland (3-2 6.09 ERA) goes for the Rangers tonight and in his last start he gave up 4 earned runs in only 2 innings, but the offense bailed him out in a 13-11 win over the Chicago White Sox.
To say he has been struggling as of late would be an understatement, as in his last 2 starts he has combined to pitch only 4 innings and has given up 15 earned runs.
Previous to his last 2 starts Holland was went 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA.
In his last 4 starts facing the A’s Holland is 0-2 with a 5.94 ERA. However, the Rangers have won 7 of their last 9 games facing the A’s with Holland on the hill.
The Rangers are 1-5 in Holland’s last 6 road starts.
The Rangers are 8-9 on the road this season.
It is not hard to see why Oakland is 6-games under. 500, as they only rank 21st in the Majors in runs scored and 27th in team ERA.
Sean Manaea (0-1, 11.37 ERA) goes for the A’s tonight and in his last start he was tagged up for 8 earned runs in only 2 innings in a 13-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox. The A’s have lost his last 2 outings.
In Manaea’s last 2 starts he has only pitched 7 innings and has given up 12 earned runs.
The last time these teams met in Oakland late last season the Rangers swept a 3-game set.
The A’s have not won 2 in a row since the end of April.
This season the A’s are 5-11 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Rangers have an Over record of 7-1 in their last 8 games.
- A’s are 3-10 in their last 13 overall.
- A’s are 8-22 in their last 30 home games.
- A’s are 7-20 in their last 27 vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Both pitchers in tonight’s match up have really been struggling and am going with the A’s since the Rangers have only won 1 of their last 5 games facing a left handed starter.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
Tonight will not be a pitcher’s duel and the total will definitely go Over.
MLB Free Score Prediction: A’s 7 – Rangers 5
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