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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics 08/04/2020 MLB Odds, Game Analysis and Forecast
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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics 08/04/2020 – Oakland Coliseum will play host to Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics as they open their first game of a three-game series. The Rangers are third in the AL West division with a 3-5 record. The biggest challenge for the Rangers is Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics. Texas will try to build on a winning streak after their last success against the Giants. Oakland Athletics are at the top of the AL West with a 6-4 overall record. The Athletics are coming off a big win against the Mariners in their last series. The baseball betting odds for today are up and running with all the details of this game.
Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics 08/04/2020
Texas Rangers lost against the Rockies and the Giants in their last series. The Rangers enter this game after a terrible 9-5 defeat against the Giants. In the last three games, the Rangers managed to score 14 runs from the plate. Joey Gallo has taken the lead from the plate with eight RBIs and nine hits. Todd Frazier and Elvis Andrus are the other notable players for the Rangers with five RBIs and 10 hits together. Texas will turn in Lance Lynn to the mound as their starter in this game against the Athletics. Lynn has a 2-1 record against the Athletics with an ERA of 5.66.
Players to watch: J. Gallo CF (GP8, AB29, R5, H9, 2B3, 3B0, HR3, RBI8, TB21, BB6, SO7, SB2, AVG0.31, OBP0.429, SLG0.724, OPS1.153, WAR0), E. Andrus SS (GP8, AB28, R3, H5, 2B1, 3B0, HR0, RBI2, TB6, BB6, SO3, SB1, AVG0.179, OBP0.324, SLG0.214, OPS0.538, WAR0).
Oakland has somehow kept the ball rolling after retaining the top spot. The Athletics did well to get past the Astros, but their biggest challenges are yet to come. Oakland won three of their four games against the Seattle Mariners in their last series. Last night, Oakland scored 11 runs and restricted the Mariners to one. Oakland has scored 17 runs in the last three games alone. The leading batsman is Ramon Laureano with nine RBIs and 11 hits. Mark Canha and Marcus Semien are the other notable players with a combination of nine RBIs and 17 hits. Oakland will turn in Jesus Luzardo as their starting pitcher in this game. Luzardo holds six strikeouts with an ERA of 2.25 against the Rangers.
Players to watch: M. Semien SS (GP10, AB44, R6, H9, 2B1, 3B1, HR0, RBI2, TB12, BB2, SO12, SB0, AVG0.205, OBP0.239, SLG0.273, OPS0.512, WAR0), M. Chapman 3B (GP10, AB41, R3, H8, 2B1, 3B1, HR1, RBI3, TB14, BB2, SO14, SB0, AVG0.195, OBP0.233, SLG0.341, OPS0.574, WAR0).
Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’ last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games.
Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Betting Picks
Texas Rangers have not shown strength from the mound, but the batting unit did a decent job. However, it’s not enough to get past the Athletics. The mlb odds are clearly in favor of the Athletics to win this game.
Score Prediction: Oakland Athletics 5, Texas Rangers 4.