Rangers vs. Athletics - 6/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (31-41) at Texas Rangers (37-33)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
J Chavez (3-6) (2.52) vs. Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-1) (0.90)
The Line: Texas Rangers +108 / Oakland Athletics -118 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CA, FSN-SW
The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Athletics have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Lawrie leads Oakland with 73 hits and 31 RBI while Josh Reddick and Billy Butler have combined for 74 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have split their last six road games. Jesse Chavez gets the ball, and he’s 3-6 with a 2.52 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Chavez is 1-1 with a 5.04 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rangers have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Rangers have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 90 hits and 47 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus have combined for 56 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won five of their last six home games. Chi Chi Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 0.90 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzalez’s second career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 7-2 in their last 9 games as a favorite and 3-9 in Chavezs last 12 starts. The Rangers are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 11-25 in their last 36 games following an off day. The Athletics are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in Texas.
The Rangers have been great on their home field as of late and are scoring runs more consistently than Oakland. I like the home team and the plus money in this spot.