Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction
Can the Oakland Athletics add to the recent struggles of the Texas Rangers when the two meet up tonight at 10:07PM ET?
965 Texas Rangers vs. 966 Oakland Athletics
Thursday, June 25, 2019
10:07PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are the clear favorite tonight, as they are getting odds of -180 to win. The Rangers are listed with a money line of +150 to win, while the over/under total is set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 54 percent going on the Athletics at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Rangers on a dive
Texas has lost nine of its last 10 after losing a series at Seattle this week. The Rangers are 51-51 on the season, 20-30 on the road and 52-48 with the under. Ariel Jurado is getting the start for the Rangers tonight. He is 5-6 on the season with a 4.92 ERA.
The Rangers have been one of the stronger teams in the league at the plate, putting up 5.25 runs per game this year while batting .249. They are also second in the league in stolen bases with 80. On the mound, Texas has a 5.04 ERA with a 1.45 WHIP. Rougned Odor is leading the team with 17 doubles, 18 home runs and 58 RBI while Elvis Andrus has 20 doubles, eight home runs, 49 RBI and 22 stolen bases.
Athletics slip up on the road
Oakland wrapped up a seven-game road trip against the Twins and the Astros last night with a 4-2 loss. They went 3-4 during the trip, dropping three of their last four games. Oakland is 58-45 on the season, 31-20 at home and 54-49 with the under. Brett Anderson is getting the start for the Athletics. He is 9-5 on the year with a 3.82 ERA.
The Athletics are steady at the plate and on the mound. Oakland has a 4.04 team ERA with a 1.27 WHIP this season. When it comes to hitting, Oakland is averaging 5.12 runs per game while batting .248. Matt Chapman has been leading the way this season with 27 doubles, 22 home runs and 59 RBI while Ramon Laureano has 25 doubles, 20 home runs, 54 RBI and 12 stolen bases.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 2-8 in their last 10 games against a left-handed starter and 1-7 in their last eight division games.
The Athletics have won five straight home games against a right-handed starter and 13-3 in their last 16 games following a loss.
Anderson has been dealing with a minor injury, but is still scheduled to start today. He has been pretty good as of late, giving up seven earned runs over his last 26.2 innings on the mound. He has a 3.65 ERA over two starts against the Rangers this year. Like the Rangers, Jurado is struggling right now. He has given up at least five runs in three of his last four starts. He has yet to face Oakland this season, but I don’t expect good things. Oakland has some good hitting depth to work with and take advantage of the poor Texas pitching. The Rangers can hit, but they are in a slump in all aspects right now.
MLB Prediction: Oakland Athletics -180