Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 07/10/2021 – Globe Life Park will host the second game of the weekend series between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers. With their 50-40 record on the season, the Athletics are holding the second position in the AL West division. The Rangers are trailing at the bottom with a terrible 35-53 record in 87 overall games. The Rangers will be waiting to make a serious comeback this afternoon especially with Foltynewicz showing signs of a turnaround in his last three starts. However, the best MLB bets today are slanting towards the Athletics.
Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 07/10/2021
|When:||Saturday, July 10, 4:05 PM ET|
|Where:||Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas|
In Thursday’s game against the Astros, Oakland Athletics‘ offense was quick and to the point which helped them win after losing the first two games. Yet, in their first game against Texas, the Athletics lost 3-2 with Cole Irvin surrendering three earned runs in 5.9 innings. The Athletics will turn in James Kaprielian, who has given up 41 hits, 18 earned runs, and a 2.84 ERA. One of the better rookie majors this season, Kaprielian will be facing the rangers for the third time in more than two weeks and seems to be getting more confident each game.
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 83, 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).
In their game with the Tigers this week, the Rangers won one game but lost the other two. Jordan Lyle played 6.0 innings which had seven hits and two earned runs with one walk. This afternoon, Texas will be starting with Mike Foltynewicz, who is showing promise after a slow start. The Rangers seem to have placed a lot of trust in the 29-year-old despite his rough last season. Foltynewicz is still trying to prove himself and has shown his worth in his last three starts, two of which were quality starts. In 13 combined frames, he allowed just four runs. Despite their challenges, Texas still shows a lot of potential as three of their players, Kyle Gibson, Joey Gallo, and Adolis Garcia, have been selected for the All-Star game in Denver.
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 1.1).
Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games.
Oakland is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Oakland is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Texas.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games on the road.
Oakland is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games against Oakland.
Texas is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home.
Texas is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas’s last 10 games played in July.
Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Betting Picks
Though Foltynewicz has had a rough start, he has been putting up confident performances in his last three starts. The Texans will try to win this game from the Athletics whose Kaprielian will put up an equally good fight. However, the recent betting trends have predicted the Athletics to win.
Score Prediction: Oakland Athletics 6, Texas Ranger 3.