The Major League Baseball is back in action as the Oakland Athletics will clash with the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas in game one of a four-game series. The Athletics will give the nod to Brett Anderson and the Rangers will counter with Cole Hamels.
Oakland Athletics Form
The Oakland Athletics are on the right track to get a playoff place. Their recent form has been very encouraging. The loss in the first game against the Giants was just a bad day as they bounced back with a 4-3 win in the second game. The Athletics kept their momentum as the won the third game on Sunday with a score of 6-5 to finish the series against the Giants in a dominant way.
Oakland has averaged 5.40 runs per game and has allowed 4.58 runs per game on the road so far.
Brett Anderson record against the Rangers stands at 1-4 with a 6.02 ERA in 11 games at Globe Life Park.
On the offensive side of the game, the Athletics are placed on the 10th spot in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 4.63 runs per game, while also being 13th place in hitting at .246 and 6th spot in homers with a total of 127. On the mound, they have below average stats as they are placed on the 16th place in the league in ERA at 4.01, while also being on the 12th spot in WHIP at 1.25 and 27th place in K’s with 715.
Texas Rangers Form
The Rangers are having some mixed results lately. On Saturday night, they were demolished by the Indians with a score of 16-3. However, it seems that they are improving their form as they won with a score of 5-0 on Sunday. It is important to emphasize that they showed some dominant performance in this game which will galvanize their confidence heading into this game.
The Rangers have averaged 5.00 runs per game and have allowed 6.00 runs per game here at home for the year.
On the offensive side of the game, the Rangers have been below average this season as they are placed on the 17th pace in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 4.39 per game, while also holding the 25th place in hitting at .238 and 14th spot in homers with a total of 113. On the mound, they have some poor stats as they are placed on the 26th place in the league in ERA at 4.76, while also being on the 26th spot in WHIP at 1.39 and 29th place in K’s with 704.
The Oakland Athletics are on the high at the moment. Their current form is good and it seems that they may get that playoff spot. The Rangers are also a good team and they have been solid at the home this season. And although the Athletics are dominant at the moment, I am going for a bold prediction in Texas winning this game. Go for a Rangers win.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers 07/23/2018 is: Take the Texas Rangers -108 (money line bet)
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