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2018 MLB Season
(61-79) Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics (84-57)
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland California
Projected Pitchers: Yohander Mendez vs. Edwin Jackson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -170 | Rangers +160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 (+115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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Mendez was solid in his last outing as he put in a quality start and picked up his first win of the season in an 18-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
He went six scoreless-innings giving up just three hits while he struck out two and walked one.
In 9.2 innings of work so far, Mendez owns a weak 2.79 K/9, a solid 2.79 BB/9, a solid 0.93 HR/9, and a weak 63.5% LOB%.
The end-result is a high 5.59 ERA to go with a 4.81 FIP.
Texas has played mediocre baseball in the past week winning three of their six contests.
During that span their lineup is slashing .255/.329/.529 to go with 27 extra-base hits and 36 RBI.
Jackson was solid again as he was able to put in a quality start while picking up his fifth win of the season in an 8-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
He went six innings giving up three hits and one earned run while he struck out two and walked two.
In 74.1 innings of work this season, the journeyman owns a weak 6.17 K/9, a decent 3.15 BB/9, a decent 1.09 HR/9, and a solid 80.1% LOB%.
The end-result is a solid 2.91 ERA and a higher 4.44 FIP meaning defense and luck have helped his ERA.
Oakland has played solid baseball in the past week winning four of their six contests.
During that span their lineup is slashing .260/.338/.469 to go with 25 extra-base hits and 33 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TEX are 2-6 in their last 8 road games.
- TEX are 3-7 in their last 10 overall.
- OAK are 10-2 in their last 12 Sat. games.
- OAK are 25-9 in their last 34 home games.
- TEX are 3-12 in the last 15 meetings in Oakland.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Oakland handles their business at home against Oakland.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 9 Runs
Both pitchers are coming off of solid starts, but they lack the strikeout ability to pitch consistently like that, and they will have to face lineups that are hitting the ball well.
Expect both pitchers ERAs to take a hit in this one as the total creeps over the threshold.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Athletics 6 – Rangers 5
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