Athletics vs. Rangers Prediction
The Oakland Athletics bashed their way to a double-digit win over the Texas Rangers on Monday. Can Oakland put together another win on Tuesday at 8:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
8:05PM ET – Globe Life Park
TV: FSSW (Tex); NSCA (Oak)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. Oakland is given a money line of -105 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 10.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 79 percent going on Oakland on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Athletics hammer Rangers
The Athletics picked up a dominant 15-3 win over Texas on Monday for their fifth win in six games. Oakland is now 58-43 overall and 32-21 on the road. The Athletics are putting up 4.70 runs per game this season while allowing 4.37 per contest.
Frankie Montas is getting the start for the Athletics tonight. He has started eight games this season and has a 5-2 record with a 3.35 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Montas has pitched 48.1 innings this year and has 30 strikeouts with 15 walks.
Texas beat down
The Rangers were hammered for the second time in three games, as they also lost 16-3 to Cleveland on Saturday. Texas is now 42-59 overall and 20-31 at home. The Rangers are scoring 4.39 runs per game this year while allowing 5.22 per contest.
Mike Minor will be getting the start for the Rangers on Tuesday night. He is making his 19th start of the season and comes into the day with a 6-6 record, a 4.89 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Minor has pitched a total of 99.1 innings this season and has 79 strikeouts with 24 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have won Montas’ last four road starts and they also have won 22-8 in their last 30 road games.
The Rangers have lost four of their last five against a right-handed starts and they have lost Minor’s last five starts against AL West opponents.
The Athletics are the better team in this series and they showed that on Monday. Oakland has the better hitting and they have the better pitching. Montas has been pretty good in limited starts and I think he will be able to best Minor. Minor has struggled most of the season and faces an Oakland team that is locked in at the plate right now.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -105