Oakland Athletics (55-42) vs Texas Rangers (41-56)Date : 07/23/2018
Time : 8:05PM
Location : Globe Life Park in Arlington
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers
The Oakland A’s travel to the lone star state to take on the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park for a four-game series starting on Monday night. These two division rivals have taken different paths this season. The surging A’s have a stronghold on the number three spot while the Texas Rangers are sitting in last place and 22 games back.
The A’s have gone 7-3 in their last ten before the break while the Rangers have done the opposite going 3-7 in their last ten. Their three previous meetings were all but consistent. They split the first, were closed out in the second and won the third.
Oakland Athletics's Latest Performance :
The Rangers have had a dismal season almost right out of the gate. By the end of April, they were 11-19 and not getting any better. In June they went on a seven=game losing streak and then out of nowhere, they went on a seven-game win streak. From then on, the losses outweighed the wins and now they sit in last place with no chance of making the playoffs.
With that said, they have their sights set on the future and are using this season to start the building process. They have called up slugging prospect Willie Calhoun that they acquired from the Dodgers right before the end of the trade deadline last July.
Texas Rangers's Latest Performance :
The Oakland A’s have really turned their season around. They went on a tear in June riding on a six-game winning streak heading into July and have taken over third place sitting eight games back from first.
In an effort to keep improving, especially in the bullpen, the A’s let go of veteran reliever Santiago Casilla just five days after he was designated for assignment. They’ve been focused on their younger pitchers this season with guys like Lou Trivino and All-Star Blake Treinen.
How Oakland Athletics & Texas Rangers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Rangers are 47-50 ATS overall
Rangers are 21-26 ATS at home and 26-24 ATS away
Oakland is 50-47 ATS overall
Oakland is 21-24 ATS at home and 29-23 ATS away
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
These two teams have had some interesting series thus far, but Okalnd has turned things around and isn’t the same team that Texas faced in the first half of the MLB season. However, they are in the same division and they know each other well. Both teams will have to play solid offense and defense if they want to win the series. Pitching will be key. The Rangers don’t want to get swept and must get their bats going early to keep pace with the A’s.
Betting trends for Oakland Athletics:
- Athletics are 29-23 as away team
- Athletics are 14-27 in division games
- Athletics are 28-26 after a win
Betting trends for Texas Rangers:
- Rangers are 21-26 as home team
- Rangers are 20-20 in division games
- Rangers are 31-24 after a loss