Athletics vs. Rangers Prediction
The Oakland Athletics and host Texas Rangers will complete their day-night doubleheader tonight with a 9:05PM ET start. Will Texas send its fans home happy with a win?
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Globe Life Park at 9:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are a -125 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rangers are a +115 underdog, while the total is set at 10.5 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 63 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Oakland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Semien lifts A's past Rangers
Marcus Semien hit a go-ahead two-run home run Friday night in the ninth inning as Oakland secured a 5-3 lead over host Texas. It was the second home run of the night for Semien as he ended the contest 4-for-5 with the two long balls, three runs and four RBIs. Matt Olson finished 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Mark Canha went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Yusmeiro Petit earned the win in relief as he threw 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief with one hit allowed and two strikeouts. Blake Treinen picked up his 13th save as he allowed one hit with two walks and no strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning.Chris Bassitt gets the start today for the A's as he enters with a 3-1 record, 3.42 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 48 strikeouts over 47 1/3 innings.
Pence homers in loss
Texas lost 5-3 at home Friday night against Oakland to drop to 32-29 overall and 22-11 on the road. Delino DeShields paced the Rangers offense as he finished 3-for-4 and scored a run. Elvis Andrus ended the contest 2-for-5 with a triple, a run and an RBI. Nomar Mazara finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. Jose Leclerc suffered the loss as he surrendered two earned runs on two hits over one inning of relief, striking out one and walking none. Adrian Sampson gets the start today for Texas as he enters with a 4-3 record, 4.14 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 46 strikeouts over 58 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics are 9-1 in their last 10 road games. Oakland is 3-6 in its last nine games overall.
The Rangers are 20-9 in their last 29 home games. Oakland is 26-9 in the last 35 meetings.
Sampson has been sharp as of late, but I see regression coming as his last three appearances have come against last-place teams in Seattle (twice) and Kansas City. Bassitt has been awesome when at his best this season and could be facing some tired Rangers bats in what will be a long day. I'm siding with visiting Oakland tonight in the back end of this doubleheader.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: OAKLAND ATHLETICS -125