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2021 MLB Handicapping
(39-71) Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics (62-48)
Date: Sunday, August 8th, 2021
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Projected Pitchers: Jordan Lyles (TX) vs. Daulton Jefferies (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +165 Athletics -217
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 3 Sunday at 4:07 ET. Game 2 is Saturday at 4:07 ET.
Jordan Lyles is going for the Rangers and Daulton Jefferies gets the start for the Athletics.
Oakland won the first game on Friday 4-1.
The Rangers have had a very rough season so far. They have lost 4 games in a row.
They find themselves in last place of the American League West with a record of 39-71. The Astros lead them by 26 games.
Texas lost 3 out of 4 game to the Angels earlier this week. In that series, the Rangers scored 8 runs and allowed 19 runs.
Mike Foltynewicz went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Friday night.
Jordan Lyles has not been great this year. He is 5-8 with a 5.25 ERA. His last start was against the Angels where he went 5.2 innings and allowed 6 earned runs. Los Angeles won that game 11-3.
The pitching for this team has really struggled so far. They have an ERA of 4.66 which is 24th best in baseball.
They have been one of the worst teams in baseball when it comes to runs scored per game.
Texas has hit 119 home runs which is 22nd best in the game.
The Athletics have been having a good season, but they will be without Ramon Laureano for the rest of the year since he tested positive for PEDS.
This club is still in 2nd place of the American League West with a record of 62-48. The Astros lead them by 3 games.
Before this series, Oakland split a 2 game set with the Padres. They scored 6 runs and allowed 12 runs in those 2 games.
Chris Bassitt continued his good pitching on Friday. The right hander went 7 innings and allowed 1 earned run in game 1.
Daulton Jefferies has not been in the rotation for that long. He is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA. His last start was against the Angels where he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Oakland won that game 8-3.
Pitching has been good for this team so far. They have an ERA of 3.65 which is 7th best in the majors.
Their offense has also been impressive as they are scoring 4.35 runs per game.
Oakland has hit 133 home runs which is 13th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 17-37 in their last 54 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Rangers are 9-23 in their last 32 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 17-44 in their last 61 games overall.
- Rangers are 17-44 in their last 61 games on grass.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. the American League West.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Athletics are 6-2 in their last 8 games overall.
Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
The Athletics need to keep up their good play if they wish to get to the top of their division. They need to be able to beat teams like the Rangers.
Oakland is the better team and they have done well this year against teams that having losing records. I look for that to continue in this game.
Daulton Jefferies was solid in his last start and I look for him to be sharp in this one. I am confident that Oakland will be able to hit around Jordan Lyles.
I like the A’s on the run line here.
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