Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 11 (7/11): MLB
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- Jul 10, 2022, 11:26:26 PM
Credit: photo by Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||8:05 p.m. EST|
|Athletics money line||+141|
|Athletics run line||+1.5 (-130)|
|Rangers money line||-170|
|Rangers run line||-1.5 (+110)|
|Over / under||9|
|Oakland Athletics||Texas Rangers|
|Road / home record||18-26||19-21|
|Last 10 record||4-6||3-7|
|Over / under record||34-46-6||38-38-7|
|Runs / game||3.14||4.48|
|Runs allowed / game||4.54||4.46|
The Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Athletics lost their last series against the Astros while the Rangers beat 2 of 3 times the Minnesota Twins and are 5-2 against the A's this season.
The Athletics get here with a 29-58 record and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 3.14 runs per game. They're batting for .209 AVG, 273 runs scored in 589 hits and 62 home runs, ranking #30 in offense in the league, the worst in the MLB. Tony Kemp is batting for .227 AVG. Seth Brown leads the team with 37 RBI and 10 home runs.
Defensively are allowing 4.54 runs per game, ranking #22 in the league. Paul Blackburn leads the team with a 3.36 ERA, 73 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded with the A's.
Adrian Martinez (2-1, 6.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Athletics in the 1st game of the series. Martinez (2-1) beat the Blue Jays on Tuesday. In five innings, he struck out five batters and allowed three runs on eight hits and no walks.
The Rangers get here with a 44-35 record and have lost 5 games in a row. The team is averaging 4.4 runs per game and they're batting for .240 AVG, have 372 runs scored in 677 hits and 100 home runs, ranking #12 in offense in the league behind the Houston Astros. Adolis Garcia leads with 47 RBI and 15 home runs.
Defensively as they are allowing 4.46 runs per game and rank #21 in the league. Martin Perez leads the pitching staff with a 2.72 ERA, 86 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Rangers.
Spencer Howard (0-1, 10.97 ERA) will be on the mound for the Athletics in the 1st game of the series. On July 5, he pitched four innings in a loss to the Orioles in extra innings while giving up four earned runs on six hits and two walks.
Oakland are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Texas' last 15 games against Oakland.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home.
The Athletics continue to struggle as they have lost 6 of their last 10 games and are 2-5 against the Rangers this season. They'll send Martinez to the mound who has only 3 starts this season and allowed 10 runs in his last 9.2 innings. The Rangers scored 6.6 runs per game in their last series so expect them to stay hot on this series. Spencer Howard will start this game and he has only 2 starts this season and has been pounded with 10 runs in 7 innings pitched. Expect both offenses to score many runs against these 2 starters so take the over.
PICK: Over 9 (-110)
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