Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction
Can the Oakland Athletics finish off a sweep of the Texas Rangers when the two meet up again today at 3:35PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
3:35PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
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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 -170 to win. The Rangers are getting a money line of +150 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game has 76 percent going on Oakland 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.
Texas shutout again
The Rangers suffered a second consecutive shutout loss on Tuesday, falling 6-0 to the Athletics. The Rangers are now 56-72 overall and 27-34 on the road. Texas is putting up 4.77 runs per game this year while allowing 5.32 per contest.
Mike Minor gets the start for the Rangers this afternoon. He is making his 23rd start of the season and has a 9-6 record with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. Minor has pitched 123.0 innings this season and has 100 strikeouts with 27 walks.
Athletics staying hot
Oakland has won eight of their last 10 games following a second consecutive shutout on Tuesday. The Athletics are 76-50 overall and 39-25 at home. Oakland is scoring 4.77 runs per game this year while allowing 4.12 per contest.
Edwin Jackson gets the start for Oakland today. He is 4-2 over 10 starts this season with a 2.58 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. Jackson has pitched a total of 59.1 innings this season and has 43 strikeouts with 19 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 5-2 in their last seven games following a loss. However, they have lost four straight road games.
The Athletics have won 21 of their last 26 home games and 10 of their last 11 home games against a left-handed starter.
Jackson has been solid lately, allowing just two earned runs over his last four starts. Now, he gets to face a Texas team that has been shutout the last two nights. Minor has just been okay. He has allowed multiple runs in six of his last seven starts. Oakland is just playing at another level right now and Texas is going to have a hard time stopping the Athletics’ momentum right now.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -170