Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction
The host Oakland Athletics won a fourth straight game and the Texas Rangers lost for a seventh consecutive time last night. Can Oakland keep it rolling atop the AL Wild Card standings and finish off the sweep of Texas this afternoon?
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Oakland Coliseum at 4:07PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the A's are a -175 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rangers are a +165 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Sunday morning, 67 percent of public bets are being placed on host Oakland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Rangers hit three solo homers
Texas lost by a count of 12-3 at Oakland Saturday night to drop to 74-81 overall and 32-48 on the road. Danny Santana helped pace the Rangers offense as he finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run, while Nick Solak and Elvis Andrus were both 1-for-4 with a solo homer. Brock Burke took the loss as he was shelled for seven earned runs on five hits with no strikeouts and two walks over two-thirds of an inning. Lance Lynn gets the start tonight for Texas as he enters with a 14-11 record, 3.77 ERA and 1.24 WHIP plus 224 strikeouts over 195 2/3 innings pitched.
Semien reaches base six times
Oakland cruised to a 12-3 home win Saturday night over Texas to improve to 94-61 overall and 52-28 at home. Marcus Semien paced the A's lineup from the leadoff spot as he ended the game 3-for-3 with a home run, three walks, two runs scored and two RBIs. Mark Canha also contributed as he finished 3-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs. Josh Phegley was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run and two RBIs. Sheldon Neuse was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Sean Manaea picked up the win as he allowed two earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk over 5 2/3 innings. Tanner Roark will start tonight for Oakland as he comes in with a 10-8 record, 4.12 ERA and 1.37 WHIP plus 152 strikeouts over 157 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 0-4 in their last four road games. Texas is 1-4 in its last five Sunday games.
The A's are 4-1 in the last five Roark Sunday starts. Oakland is 57-25 in its last 82 games overall.
Lynn has had a very respectable season and has dealt with a hitter's ballpark and poor defense behind him. But he isn't likely to get a lot of run support here as the Oakland pitching staff has been locked in lately and the Texas batters are struggling. It might be low-scoring, but I think the A's come out on top today.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: OAKLAND ATHLETICS -175