A's vs. Rangers Prediction
With the total sitting at 10.5, will the A's and Rangers score enough runs to push the total over tonight at 8:05PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rangers are -145 money line favorites versus the A's,w ho have odds of +130 to pull off the upset in Arlington tonight. With Daniel Mengden set to face Martin Perez in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 10.5 runs.
OAKLAND: The A's are just 2-6 in Mengden's last eight starts and are 11-28 in their last 39 road games versus a team with a winning record. They're 16-35 in their last 51 road games versus a left-handed starter as well, and are 28-57 in their last 85 games versus a left-handed starter overall.
TEXAS: The Rangers are 5-0 in Perez's last five home starts, 9-2 in his last 11 home starts versus a team with a losing record, and 4-1 in his last five starts versus American League West rivals. They're also 8-3 in his last 11 starts, 20-8 in his last 28 starts versus a team with a losing record, and are 5-2 in his last seven starts coming off four days of rest.
OUR PICK: Take the over, which is 4-0 in Perez's last four starts versus the A's and 5-2-2 in the last nine meetings between these two teams in Arlington. The over is also 3-0-1 in the Rangers' lat four home games, 7-1 in their last eight games versus American League West rivals, and 4-0-2 in their last six home games versus an opponent that has a losing record. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in Megden's last five starts overall.
MONDAY MLB FREE PICK: A'S/RANGERS OVER 10.5