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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 8/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 8/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Texas Rangers will host the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:05 P.M, ET. This is game 3 of a 4 game American League Series with both teams tied at 1-1. Texas drew 1st blood in this one with a 3-2 victory over the A’s, but Oakland did not take it sitting down as they rallied in game 2 with a 10-3 victory. The Athletics remain on top of the American League with a 21-10 record, and are 1st in the AL West Division.

The Athletics won 3 of their last 5 games, and scored 17 total runs in their last 3. The A’s were ahead 5-3 after 6 innings, but erupted in the 7th to widen the gap with 5 runs. Marcus Siemen and Matthew Olsen both got 2 run homers in the game, with Siemen having 3 hits. Sean Manaea got the win allowing only 1 earned run in 5 innings pitched. Matt Chapman is their best player of the season with 30 hits, 22 runs batted in, and 9 homers. The Athletics are a low batting team with an average at .225 which is 25th in the league, but are able to create a lot of runs at 156 which is 5th in the majors. Their bullpen is also solid allowing only 3.54 earned runs per game which is 5th best in the league. Mike Fiers will start for the A’s in the 3rd game of the series. He is 3-1 with a 5.81 earned run average with 14 strikeouts this season.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Predictions 8/26/2020

Texas is back to losing after snapping their 8 game losing skid, they tasted 1 victory only. The squad scored 7 runs in their last 3 games, and are 1-9 in their last 10. Nick Solack had the only notable performance in the game going 2 for 4, with 2 RBIs. Kyle Gibson got the loss after allowing 7 earned runs in 6.1 innings. Nick Solak is their best player with 25 hits, and 9 RBIs. Joey Gallo leads the team with 16 RBIs, and 7 home runs. Texas is the 2nd worst batting team at .214 BAA, and their bullpen is just the same with a 5.24 ERA which is 24th in the league. The Rangers are 13th in the American League with an 11-18 record, and are 3rd in the AL West Division. Colby Allark will start for the Rangers in game 3. He is 0-2 with a 7.82 ERA with 14 strikeouts.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers. MLB’s pick for the game will go to the Oakland Athletics -149. Allard is struggling on the mound this year, and the same can be said for Friers. Oakland’s edge in this one is the team can provide a good backup in their bullpen. The Athletics are 11-2 in their last 13 games against the Rangers, and are 5-1 in their last 6 games when visiting Globe Life Field. The A’s will win this match to a predicted score of 8-6.

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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 8/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 P.M PM ET

Location: Globe Life Field Arlington, Texas

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020


MLB Odds: Oakland Athletics -149

MLB Total: 9.5

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