Texas Rangers VS Oakland Athletics

MLB Baseball 02:35 PM ET

Thursday

09/13/2020

FSSW, NBCSCA

Spread: Oakland Athletics -130

Over/Under: 8.5

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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 9/13/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 9/13/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Oakland Athletics will be bashing baseballs against the Texas Rangers at the Globe Life Field in Arlington on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at 2:35 PM ET. Oakland comes into this match-up after splitting Saturday’s doubleheader against the Rangers. Texas will try to get back after losing 7 of their last 10 contests. The Athletics are in 2nd place in the American League with a 29-16 standing and a .644 team percentage and are in 1st place in the AL West Division. The Rangers are in 5th place in the AL West Division with a 16-30 standing and a .348 team percentage and are in 14th place in the American League.

Oakland won 7 of their last 10 contests including their doubleheader game 2 win against Texas. Matt Olson scored a double and an RBI, and Jonah Heim went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Vimael Machin added a base hit in the losing effort during Saturday’s doubleheader game 1. In Game 2, Marcus Semien recorded a three-run home run and 4 RBIs, and Sean Murphy added 2 RBIs in the winning effort.. Frankie Montas (3-3, 5.73 ERA, 37 Ks) will take on the mound for the start. In his career playing against the Rangers, Montas posted a 2-0 record with a 3.43 ERA and 24 strikeouts.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Predictions 9/13/2020

Texas lost 7 of their last 10 outings and the team also lost their Saturday’s doubleheader game 2 versus Oakland. In its Game 1 victory, Rougned Odor belted a three-run homer, and Ronald Guzman contributed a two-run homer to cap off Texas’ scoring in the win. In Game 2’s defeat, Joey Gallo posted a solo home run in 6th inning and went 2-for -3 with a double in the loss. Leody Taveras and Isiah Kiner-Falefa each added two hits in the losing effort. Lance Lynn (5-2, 2.52 ERA, 69 Ks) will be starting for the Rangers.

The Athletics have Pitcher D. Mengden (COVID 19 infected), Relief Pitchers B. Smith (forearm), A. Puk (shoulder), and 3B M. Chapman (hip) out of this game. The Rangers have Pitchers B. Burke (shoulder), C. Kluber (shoulder), E. Volquez (oblique), Relief Pitchers J. Leclerc (shoulder), J. Rodriguez (hamstring), J. Palumbo (internal injury), SS E. Andrus (back), 2B Y. Rivera (undisclosed status), LFs D. Santana (elbow), W. Calhoun (hamstring), and Right Fielder S. Choo (hand) out of this match.

Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers. The MLB Pick for this match-up is Oakland Athletics -130. The Athletics are 5-1 SU in their last 6 contests overall, and 41-15 in their last 56 outings within the division. The OVER is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games as a road favorite. Meanwhile, the Rangers are 10-25 SU in their last 35 match-ups within the division, and 13-32 SU in their last 45 contests as an underdog. The OVER is 3-1-1 in their last 5 assignments as an underdog. The prediction, pick the Oakland Athletics -130 to a score of 5-2.

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MLB Starting Time: 2:35 PM ET

Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020

TV: FSSW, NBCSCA

MLB Odds: Oakland Athletics -130

MLB Totals: 8.5

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