Free MLB Pick: Rangers vs. Athletics Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(39-69) Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics (61-48)
Date: Friday, August 6th, 2021
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Chris Bassitt
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +230 | Athletics -250
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rangers +1.5 , Athletics -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The Texas Rangers will look to throw a wrench in the Oakland Athletics playoff hopes, as they travel to the Oakland Coliseum for this important game for the home team.
The Rangers obviously have not been able to have the season they would have liked, and now their batting lineup has been severely weakened after they traded Joey Gallo to the New York Yankees, so it remains to be seen just how far this team’s record will dip without their star slugger.
Texas also comes into this game off the back of three straight losses to the LA Angels, so they are not exactly carrying any momentum into this one and that is especially true about the batting lineup, as they were only able to manage 4 total runs during those last 3 losses.
The pitching situation will not exactly help them in this spot either, as Mike Foltynewicz heads to the hill and his struggles have been well documented and I find it hard to believe that he will be able to suddenly turn things around against this Oakland batting lineup.
Oakland are now 61-48 and are deserved favorites in this spot, as they have all the bats to hit Foltynewicz and they also play fundamentally sound baseball so the Rangers likely won’t score much here.
The Athletics are also riding a 5-2 run into this game and are now only 4.5 games back of the Houston Astros in the AL West and with the way Houston has been playing lately they certainly could make up some ground during this series.
Matt Olsen is the main guy to look out for in this lineup, as he already has 28 home runs and 72 RBI to go along with a very respectable .279 average, and he should be able to add to those numbers here on Friday in an A+ matchup.
The Athletics will no doubt have a huge advantage on the mound this Friday, as they send Chris Bassitt to the hill who has managed a 3.28 ERA and a very impressive 11-3 record and he is very likely to pick up his 12th win in this spot.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 14-41 in their last 55 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rangers are 13-48 in their last 61 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Rangers are 11-41 in their last 52 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rangers are 0-5 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Athletics are 36-17 in their last 53 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Athletics are 117-55 in their last 172 games as a home favorite.
- Rangers are 8-26 in the last 34 meetings in Oakland.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
I can’t really come up with any reason to back the Rangers in this spot, as the pitching advantage for the Athletics is huge, and this Texas batting lineup will not be the same without Gallo. Oakland also has an impressive and deep batting lineup who should be able to hit Foltynewicz and get into this bullpen early in the game.
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