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Texas Rangers vs. Oakland A’s Prediction and Betting Odds

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland A’s Prediction and Betting Odds. The 81-69 Texas Rangers are set to take on the 64-87 Oakland A’s at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California tonight September 18, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 10:05 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Rangers -135 / A’s +110
O/U: 8 runs

Pitching Match Up
Texas: Colby Lewis (16-8, 4.41 ERA)
Oakland: Felix Doubront (3-2, 4.95 ERA)

In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3 game series yesterday the Rangers beat the A’s 8-6.

The Rangers head into Oakland for the 2nd game of a 3 game series. The 16-6 Colby Lewis goes for the Rangers and the 3-2 Felix Doubront goes for the A’s. The Rangers open at -135 with a line sitting at 8 runs. Texas has won 7 of their last 9 games and they are in first place in the AL West 2 games up on the Houston Astros. This season they rank tied for 7th in runs scored and 24th in team ERA. The A’s are put of the playoff race and they have lost 3 straight games. They rank 16th in the Majors in runs scored and 14th in team ERA.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Rangers are 3-1 in their last 4 games against the A’s.

In the last 16 games between these 2 teams the Under record is 9-5-2.

In the last 12 games between these 2 teams in Oakland the Over record is 9-3.

This season the A’s are 33-45 at home and the Rangers are 43-34 on the road.

STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Texas Rangers: 81-69 SU / O/U 65-76 / Run Line W/L 90-60
Oakland A’s: 64-87 SU / O/U 78-64 / Run Line W/L 71-80

Texas at Oakland Key Betting Trends

• TEX is 8-2 in their last 8 overall.
• TEX is 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter.
• TEX has an Over record of 8-1-1 in their last 10 games.
• OAK is 2-8 in their last 10 home games.
• OAK is 6-14 in their last 20 overall.
• OAK has an Over record of 12-8-1 in their last 29 games.

Key Player Injuries

RANGERS
[1B] 08/13/2015 – Kyle Blanks 60-day DL (6/17) ( Achilles )
[P] 08/02/2015 – Tanner Scheppers 15-day DL (8/2) ( Knee )
[C] 08/01/2015 – Robinson Chirinos 15-day DL (7/31) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/29/2015 – Nick Tepesch 60-day DL (4/7) ( Elbow )
[P] 09/02/2015 – Alex Claudio 60-day DL (9/1) ( Groin )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Lisalverto Bonilla 60-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Yu Darvish 60-day DL (4/6), out for season ( Elbow )
[RF] 04/04/2015 – Antoan Richardson 60-day DL (4/2) ( Back )
[2B] 04/04/2015 – Jurickson Profar 60-day DL (2/24), out for season ( Shoulder )

A’S
[P] 06/14/2015 – Pat Venditte 15-day DL (6/11) ( Shoulder )
[P] 07/11/2015 – Jesse Hahn 60-day DL (7/6) ( Elbow )
[1B] 08/19/2015 – Ike Davis 60-day DL (8/18) ( Hip )
[P] 08/25/2015 – Kendall Graveman 60-day DL (8/24) ( Oblique )
[P] 09/03/2015 – Evan Scribner out for season ( Shoulder )
[P] 09/02/2015 – Chris Bassitt out indefinitely ( Shoulder )
[P] 09/02/2015 – A.J. Griffin 60-day DL (9/1) ( Shoulder )
[P] 09/16/2015 – Jesse Chavez 60-day DL (9/16) ( Ribs )
[C] 09/19/2015 – Josh Phegley out indefinitely ( Concussion )
[P] 04/05/2015 – Jarrod Parker 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Taylor Thompson 60-day DL (2/26) ( Shoulder )

Free MLB Prediction

The Rangers have won 2 straight games with Colby Lewis getting the start after losing 3 in a row with him on the hill. In his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings in a 8-2 win over the Houston Astros. The Rangers are 4-11 in Lewis’ last 15 starts against a team with a losing record. In his last 5 starts against the A’s in Oakland the total has gone Under 4 times. The A’s have won 5 of their last 6 games when Felix Doubront has gotten the start and in his last outing he gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings in a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros. The Rangers only loss in his last 6 starts was at Texas on September 13th when he was tagged up for 7 earned runs in only 4 innings in a 12-4 loss to the Rangers.

The Rangers still have a lot to play for and Lewis will have another solid outing and Texas will take Game 2 of this series tonight.

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