A's vs. Rangers MLB Prediction
American League West opponents square off on Monday night when the A’s visit the Rangers at 8:05 p.m. ET. With Frankie Montas set to oppose Kyle Gibson in the pitching matchup, what’s the best play for this divisional matchup?
911 Oakland A’s (-124) at 912 Texas Rangers (+114); o/u 8.5
8:05 p.m. ET, Monday, June 21, 2021
Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Oakland A’s DFS Spin
Matt Chapman went 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk against the Yankees on Sunday. After drawing a walk in the third inning, Chapman hit a ball 103.2 miles per hour that traveled 411 feet to center field but fell just short of a home run. He had another hard-hit ball in the eighth that hit the left-field wall, missing a home run by just a couple feet. Chapman would make it to third with a triple. After a slow start to the season following offseason hip surgery, the 28-year-old third baseman is coming around at the plate with a .290 batting average in June with three home runs. He's slashing .225/.326/.389 with eight homers and 32 RBI on the year.
Texas Rangers DFS Spin
Adolis García went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a double on Sunday as the Rangers dropped their sixth consecutive game. García connected on a low slider from righty Kenta Made, golfing a solo shot to right field -- his 18th round-tripper of the season -- in the sixth inning. The 28-year-old slugger snapped a 17-game homerless drought with a solo shot on Friday evening and has left the yard twice over his last three games. The 28-year-old masher has been one of the true breakout stars of the 2021 campaign, hitting .272/.303/.531 with 32 runs scored, 18 homers, 48 RBI and seven steals across 251 plate appearances.
A’s vs. Rangers Betting Prediction
The A’s are 41-17 in their last 58 games versus the Rangers and are 8-3 in their last 11 road games versus Texas. They’re also 5-2 in their last seven road games, are 61-29 in their last 90 games as a favorite and are 5-0 in their last five games versus American League West rivals. On the other side, the Rangers are 1-5 in their last six home games, are 0-8 in their last eight divisional games and are 6-23 in their last 29 games as an underdog.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: OAKLAND A’S -124