The Oakland Athletics are playing host to the Texas Rangers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. NBC Sports – California will be televising the action and the game is scheduled to get underway at 3:37 p.m. ET.
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics Odds
Oakland (-140) is hosting this one as the favorite against Texas (+130) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs (+105 for the under and -125 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -170 for the Rangers +1.5 runs and +150 for the Athletics -1.5.
The Athletics are 13-13 straight up (SU) and 12-13 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 3.0 units for moneyline bettors and 1.2 units ATS. The Rangers have gone 12-10 SU this year and are 13-8 ATS. In total, the club has accumulated 8.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline through the early portions of the year and 2.5 units ATS.
Oakland games have a 14-11 over/under record so far in 2019. Texas has an over/under record of 11-10.
Kyle Dowdy is getting the nod for the Rangers. The right-handed Dowdy is 1-0 with a 3.48 ERA and eight strikeouts. He has yet to face the Athletics this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Athletics are countering with Aaron Brooks (2-2, 5.32 ERA). Brooks has 16 strikeouts and seven walks, along with a 1.23 WHIP. Brooks did not register a start against the Rangers in 2018.
As a unit, Oakland’s pitching staff has allowed 4.7 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have a 5.00 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9.5 K/9. In 15 games against divisional opponents, Athletics starters have an ERA of 4.92 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.22.
The Oakland offense is putting up 4.9 runs per outing, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .248/.331/.354 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
The Athletics’ batters have been led by Marcus Semien, who is slashing .306/.378/.480 with three home runs, 13 RBIs and 20 runs scored.
In the visiting dugout, Texas’ pitching staff allowed 5.6 runs per game and its starters own a 6.10 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 7.36 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.00, along with a K-per-9 of 7.12.
Rangers hitters have slashed .254/.339/.452 on their way to 5.5 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Elvis Andrus has led Texas’ hitters and is slashing .345/.394/.540 with three home runs, 15 RBIs, 13 runs and five steals.
The Athletics took the previous game in this series by a final tally of 11 runs to five.
Rangers vs. Athletics Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – Rangers, O/U – OVER
- The under has cashed in three of Oakland’s last seven games.
- The Rangers have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 12 over their last 10.
- The Rangers have an OPS of .791 this season and an OPS of .815 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Athletics’ OPS stands at .754 overall and .738 versus righties.
- Texas has posted 24.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 23.2 over its last five.