Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 07/09/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 07/09/2021 – On Friday, yet another unbalanced series is all set to take place as Oakland Athletics take on the Texas Rangers from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Athletics will enter this game sitting at the second spot in the AL West Division. Oakland is behind the Astros at the top and is struggling to regain its top position. The Rangers have remained at the bottom of the AL West right from the start of the season. The Texas Rangers hold one of the worst records in the majors and the baseball betting odds are not in their favor.
Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 07/09/2021
The Oakland Athletics dropped their last series against the Astros with a 1-2 record. Oakland is holding a 50-39 record on the season after their last success against Houston. The Athletics smashed two runs from the plate and gave up just one to Houston. Cole Irvin will receive the ball as their starter in this game. Irvin is holding a 6-7 record on the season with an ERA of 3.56 and 76 Ks in total. Oakland will need to improve on their pitching end to make it past some of their top opponents on the season.
Players to watch: M. Chapman 3B (GP 86, AB 300, R 40, H 69, 2B 10, 3B 3, HR 11, RBI 42, TB 118, BB 44, SO 106, SB 1, AVG 0.23, OBP 0.325, SLG 0.393, OPS 0.718, WAR 2.2), M. Olson 1B (GP 84, AB 300, R 55, H 85, 2B 19, 3B 0, HR 21, RBI 57, TB 167, BB 41, SO 58, SB 3, AVG 0.283, OBP 0.373, SLG 0.557, OPS 0.93, WAR 3).
The Rangers are holding the worst record in the AL West Division after dropping 53 and winning 34 in return Texas is 10-plus games behind the Angels in the fourth position. The Rangers have Adolis Garcia as their leader in batting with an average of .273. Last night, they gave up five runs to the Tigers and scored three in return. Jordan Lyles will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 4-5 record on the season with an ERA of 4.98, 73 Ks, and 29 BBs in total.
Players to watch: I. Kiner-Falefa 3B (GP 87, AB 350, R 44, H 91, 2B 15, 3B 2, HR 6, RBI 30, TB 128, BB 13, SO 61, SB 15, AVG 0.26, OBP 0.295, SLG 0.366, OPS 0.66, WAR 2.6), N. Lowe 1B (GP 86, AB 314, R 39, H 82, 2B 9, 3B 1, HR 12, RBI 43, TB 129, BB 45, SO 95, SB 4, AVG 0.261, OBP 0.355, SLG 0.411, OPS 0.766, WAR 1).
Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’ last 7 games.
Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Betting Picks
Oakland Athletics have an easy shot at this game against a struggling Rangers unit. Back Oakland to take out Texas with the sports betting sites in their favor. Texas will need to improve its overall performance to get past opponents.
Score Prediction: Athletics 8, Rangers 5.