Athletics vs Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 13
- Aug 13, 2021, 4:50:28 PM
|Time||8:05 p.m. EST|
|Athletics money line||-179|
|Athletics run line||-1.5 (-104)|
|Rangers money line||+150|
|Rangers run line||+1.5 (-114)|
|Over / under||8.0|
|Home / road record||33-23||26-30|
|Last 10 record||8-2||2-8|
|Over / under record||53-61-1||55-55-5|
|Runs / game||4.45||3.74|
|Runs allowed / game||3.88||4.96|
The Oakland Athletics travel to the Texas Rangers for the first game of a three game series Friday night. They are rolling, having swept the Rangers last weekend followed by the Indians this week. The Rangers have dropped 8 of 9, including the sweep by the A's last weekend.
The A's come off a 17-0 win yesterday afternoon and have scored an average of 6+ in the previous 7 games. The Rangers can't seem to put bat on ball, scoring only 18 runs in 9 games.
Cole Irvin (8-10, 3.45 ERA) takes the mound for the Athletics. He's coming off two quality starts. Last weekend vs the Rangers he went 7.0 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 walks and 2 earned runs. He went 6.1 in his previous outing, giving up 1 earned run. Rangers batters have gone 11 for 51 (.216 AVG) against him, with only 1 home run.
Dane Dunning (5-7, 4.07 ERA) pitches for the Rangers. He's done decently this season, with a similar ERA (3.97) last season. In his last outing he went 5.0 innings, giving up only 3 hits, 2 walks and 1 earned run. Expect a moderate performance from him.
The A's swept the Rangers last weekend, and don't be surprised if they do it again. Even though Dunning isn't bad, Irvin has been solid of late. Expect the A's bats to do enough to get an opening win.
PICK: Athletics money line (-179)
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