Rangers vs. Athletics Pick
Will the Oakland Athletics hand the Texas Rangers another loss when the two meet up tonight at 10:05PM ET?
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Location: Oakland Coliseum – Oakland, California
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 57 degrees, 10mph Winds
Time: 10:05PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Athletics are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -135 to win today. The Rangers are listed with a money line of +125 at home. The over/under total is currently listed at 9 runs.
The pitching matchup for this game has Cole Hamels of the Rangers facing Kendall Graveman of the Athletics. Hamels took a loss against the Astros in his first start, allowing three runs and five hits over 5.2 innings. He did strike out seven hitters. Graveman took a no-decision against the Angels in his season debut. He allowed five runs and seven hits over five innings and had just one strikeout.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing the Rangers tonight. Texas is getting 59 percent of the wagers for this game as the road underdog against the Athletics
The Rangers have a lot of pitchers listed on the injury report for today’s game and outfield Delino DeShields is on the DL after suffering a fractured bone in his left hand. Oakland has nobody new on the injury list.
The Athletics earned a 3-1 win in the series opener on Monday night. The two were tight all game before Oakland posted a pair of runs in the seventh inning. Jed Lowrie drove in both of the runs on a double. It was one of nine hits for the Athletics. Matt Olson, Matt Chapman and Jonathan Lucroy each had two hits in the win for Oakland.
Andrew Triggs pitched five innings in the start for the Athletics and allowed just one run on four hits with seven strikeouts. Bartolo colon allowed just one run over six innings for the Rangers. He gave up seven hits with four strikeouts. Shin-Soo Choo was the lone Ranger to have two hits in the game.
The Rangers should be able to get a better showing from Hamels tonight. He faced Houston to start the season and I think he can get better results against Oakland. Graveman isn’t a great starter regardless and I think this Los Angeles power row should be able to light him up.
MLB PREDICTIONS: TEXAS RANGERS +125