15* AL Tuesday No-Doubt Rout on Texas Rangers -152
Texas vs. Oakland,
06/05/2012 22:05 EDT,
Score: 6 - 3
Money Line: -152 Texas
The Texas Rangers have lost five of their last six games overall in their worst stretch of baseball this season. That being said, there's no question they are highly motivated to get back on track tonight with a win over the Oakland A's, especially after a 1-12 loss last night.
As bad as Texas has been struggling of late, Oakland has been worse aside from a couple breakout performances. The A's are 2-10 in their last 12 games overall, scoring a combined 12 runs in their 10 losses, and getting shut out five times. They don't have the ability to bounce back like Texas does because of their lack of offensive production.
I really like Texas' chances with left-hander Derek Holland on the mound tonight. Holland is coming off his worst start of the season, so he'll obviously be motivated to dominate the A's. The left-hander is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 1.105 WHIP in four road starts this season. He has owned Oakland, going 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA and 1.070 WHIP in six career starts against the A's.
Texas is 18-3 as a road favorite of -150 to -175 over the last 3 seasons. The Rangers are 39-13 in their last 52 games following a loss. Texas is 8-1 in Holland's last 9 starts following a team loss in their previous game. The A's are 0-5 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. Take the Rangers Tuesday.