Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers will be taking the field against their division rival Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. NBC Sports – California will be showing the matchup. The opening pitch is scheduled for 9:07 p.m. ET.
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics Odds
Texas (+255) is the underdog to Oakland (-305) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 9 runs. The odds for playing the game’s total sit at -125 for the over and +105 for the under. This game currently has a runline of Rangers +1.5 (+125) and Athletics -1.5 (-145).
The Athletics are 93-61 straight up (SU) and 86-67 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 25.4 units for moneyline bettors and 16.9 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Rangers are 74-80 SU and have gone 83-70 ATS. They’re up 6.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 4.0 units ATS. Texas is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.
Oakland games have a 70-78-5 over/under record in 2019. The Rangers have also been a good under bet with a total record of 68-82-3.
Brock Burke will get the start for Texas. The southpaw Burke (0-1, 5.19 ERA) has recorded 14 strikeouts in 26 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with two strikeouts and an 18.00 ERA against Oakland this year.
The Athletics are turning to lefty Sean Manaea (2-0, 0.50 ERA), who has 21 strikeouts and six walks as well as a WHIP of 0.67. Manaea is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Texas this year.
As a unit, Oakland’s pitching staff has given up 4.3 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 4.04 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.98 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 68 games against divisional opponents, Athletics starters have an ERA of 5.09 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.96.
Oakland’s hitters are putting up 5.3 runs per outing, including 5.5 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .205/.313/.392 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.
The Athletics’ offense has been led by shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman. Semien is hitting .283/.364/.516 with 31 home runs, 88 RBIs and 117 runs scored, and Chapman’s line is .244/.339/.502 with 34 homers, 85 RBIs and 98 runs.
In the visiting dugout, Texas’ pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.26 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 8.31 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.62, along with a WHIP of 1.46.
The Rangers offense has slashed .246/.319/.426 on its way to 4.9 runs scored per game this year, including 5.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).
Elvis Andrus and Shin-soo Choo continue to lead Texas’ offense. The speedy Andrus is slashing .271/.309/.383 with 10 home runs, 67 RBIs, 73 runs and 28 steals, while Choo (.265/.366/.448) has produced 22 homers, 57 RBIs and 85 runs scored.
The Rangers have gained 0.8 units and are 29-26 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 25 of those games, as opposed to 28 that’ve gone under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Athletics have netted 19.4 units and are 28-15 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 20 of those games, as opposed to 21 which went under the total.
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – Rangers, O/U – OVER
The over has hit in three of Oakland’s last seven games.
The Rangers have a total OPS of .745 this season and an OPS of .721 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Athletics’ OPS stands at .780 overall and .815 against lefties.
The Athletics have won nine of their last 10 games SU.
Oakland has recorded 26.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.0 over its last five.
The Rangers have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 24 over their last 10.