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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics 08/06/2020 MLB Previews, Predictions and Baseball Picks
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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics 08/06/2020 – The final game of a three-game series will get underway as Oakland Athletics look forward to sweeping the Texas Rangers from the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Texas Rangers have not progressed from their 3-7 record and they are still stuck at the bottom of the AL West division. Oakland, on the other hand, is sitting at the top of the AL West division and are two games ahead of the Astros. Oakland improved to 8-4 after their success against the Rangers in their last two games. It’s easy how to bet on baseball with all the picks, predictions and previews available online.
Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics 08/06/2020
Never did the Rangers expect such a bad start this season. Texas Rangers struggled to get past opponents and their race of difficulty is not yet over. At present, Texas is dealing with the strongest team in their division. In the last two games, Texas surrendered a total of 11 runs and scored five. Last night, the Rangers scored four runs and gave up six to the Athletics. Joey Gallo has taken the lead for his team from the plate with eight RBIs and 10 hits. Texas is in desperate need of a victory here and they look forward to delivering Mike Minor to the mound as their starting pitcher. Minor has a 2-4 record against the Athletics with 31 strikeouts and an ERA of 5.65.
Players to watch: J. Gallo CF (GP10, AB37, R6, H10, 2B3, 3B0, HR3, RBI8, TB22, BB6, SO13, SB2, AVG0.27, OBP0.372, SLG0.595, OPS0.967, WAR0), E. Andrus SS (GP10, AB36, R3, H7, 2B2, 3B0, HR0, RBI2, TB9, BB6, SO5, SB2, AVG0.194, OBP0.31, SLG0.25, OPS0.56, WAR0).
Oakland Athletics are coming in strong with a five-game winning streak. They have been a powerhouse in scoring as their equally balanced pitching unit has helped them come this far. There were a few slips for the Athletics, but they managed to bounce back well and maintain their record above the average mark. In the last three games alone, Oakland has scored 22 runs. The leading batsman is Ramon Laureano with 10 RBIs and 12 hits. Marcus Semien and Matt Chapman have contributed a total of six RBIs and 20 hits. Oakland will turn in Mike Fiers to the mound as their starter in this game. Fiers is holding a 4-3 record against Texas with 65 strikeouts and an ERA of 5.76.
Players to watch: M. Semien SS (GP12, AB52, R7, H10, 2B1, 3B1, HR0, RBI2, TB13, BB2, SO17, SB0, AVG0.192, OBP0.222, SLG0.25, OPS0.472, WAR0), M. Chapman 3B (GP12, AB49, R5, H10, 2B1, 3B1, HR2, RBI4, TB19, BB2, SO18, SB0, AVG0.204, OBP0.235, SLG0.388, OPS0.623, WAR0).
Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’ last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Oakland’s last 19 games.
Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Betting Picks
Fiers is certainly a better option for Minor, and with support from the plate, Oakland will sweep the Rangers in this series. The baseball online picks have predicted the Athletics to win and cover.
Score Prediction: Oakland Athletics 4, Texas Rangers 2.