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2021 MLB Handicapping
(39-70) Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics (61-48)
Date: Saturday, August 7th, 2021
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Projected Pitchers: TBA (TX) vs. Cole Irvin (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +185 Athletics -250
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rangers +1.5, Athletics -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Rangers will be in Oakland to take on the Athletics for game 2 Saturday at 4:07 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 9:40 ET.
There has been no starter named for the Rangers yet and Cole Irvin is going for the Athletics.
They met back in July and the A’s won 2 out of 3 games.
The Rangers have really struggled so far this year. They have lost 3 games in a row.
With a record of 39-70 they are in last place of the American League West. The Astros lead them by 26 games.
Texas lost to the Angels 5-0 on Thursday. Los Angeles took 3 out of 4 games from them. In that series, the Rangers scored 8 runs and allowed 19 runs.
Spencer Howard went 2.1 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Thursday.
At this time, I am not sure who will be the starter for the game on Saturday.
Pitching has let this team down a lot this year. They have an ERA of 4.68 which is 24th best in baseball.
They have also really struggled on offense as they are only scoring 3.79 runs per game which is 29th best in the majors.
Texas has hit 119 home runs which is 22nd best in baseball.
The A’s have had a solid season so far. They have won 3 of their last 5 games.
They are still in second place of the American League West with a record of 61-48. The Astros lead them by 4 games.
Oakland had an off day on Thursday. They came back and beat the Padres 5-4 to salvage the split on Wednesday. In that series, Oakland scored 6 runs and allowed 12 runs.
Frankie Montas went 6 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Wednesday.
Cole Irvin is 7-10 with a 3.50 ERA. His last start was against the Angels where he went 6.1 innings and allowed 1 earned run. Los Angeles won that game 1-0.
Pitching has been good for this team so far. They have an ERA of 3.69 which is 9th best in the major leagues.
Their offense has been lead by first baseman Matt Olson who has been having a very good year. The team is scoring 4.36 runs per game which is 18th best in baseball.
Oakland has hit 133 home runs which is 13th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 17-36 in their last 53 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Rangers are 19-48 in their last 67 road games vs. a left handed starter.
- Rangers are 17-43 in their last 60 games overall.
- Rangers are 17-43 in their last 60 games on grass.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series.
- Athletics are 5-2 in their last 7 games overall.
- Athletics are 5-2 in their last 7 games on grass.
- Athletics are 36-17 in their last 53 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
The Athletics need to take care of business when facing teams such as the Rangers. There is no excuse to lose the series.
The A’s are a better, more complete team than the Rangers. They have also played very good at home this year as a road favorite with the majority of money coming in on them. I feel they will be too much for Texas in this one.
Cole Irvin continued his good pitching last outing as he consistently induced weak contact. I look for him to have another strong outing in this one.
I am going with the Athletics on the run line here.
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