Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics, 8/21/18 Prediction & Odds

The Oakland Athletics dominated the Texas Rangers on Monday. Will Oakland stay hot and pick up another big victory over Texas tonight at 10:05PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

921 Texas Rangers at 922 Oakland Athletics

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

10:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum

TV: FSSW (Tex); NSCA (Oak)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Athletics are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -210 to win. The Rangers are getting a money line of +190 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Texas gets hammered

The Rangers took a 9-0 loss on Monday for their second loss in three games. The Rangers are now 56-71 overall and 27-33 on the road. Texas is putting up 4.81 runs per game this year while allowing 5.31 per contest.

Ariel Jurado gets the start for Texas tonight. He is making his fifth start of the season and comes in with a 2-2 record, a 6.41 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. Jurado has 11 strikeouts with nine walks over 26.2 innings.

Athletics still rolling

Oakland pick up the 9-0 win on Monday for their seventh win in nine games. The Athletics are 75-50 overall and 38-25 at home. Oakland is scoring 4.76 runs per game this year while allowing 4.15 per contest.

Brett Anderson gets the start for the Athletics tonight. He is making his 12th start of the season and has a 2-3 record with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Anderson has 27 strikeouts and 11 walks over 55.1 innings of work.

MLB Betting Trends

Texas

The Rangers have lost five of their last six road games and they are 4-10 in their last 14 road games against a left-handed starter.

Oakland

The Athletics have won Anderson’s last six home starts against a team with a losing record and they are 22-4 in their last 26 home games against a team with a losing road record.

Prediction:

The Athletics should continue their momentum tonight. Jurado has been a mess on the mound for Texas and he doesn’t have great bullpen support to help him if he struggles. Anderson has been promising this year and has a 3.57 ERA at home. I like his chances at home against Texas. He should get plenty of run support from his hitters.

 

The Pick: Oakland Athletics -210

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