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Rangers vs. Athletics - 9/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (60-81) at Texas Rangers (74-66)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)

F Doubront (3-1) (4.22) vs. Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-5) (4.25)

The Line: Texas Rangers -155 / Oakland Athletics +145 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSCA/FSSW

The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.

The Oakland Athletics need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Athletics have won five of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Billy Burns leads Oakland with 138 hits and 36 RBI while Josh Reddick and Brett Lawrie have combined for 124 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have split their last eight road games. Felix Doubront gets the ball, and he’s 3-1 with a 4.22 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Doubront is 0-4 with a 12.23 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

Rangers vs. Athletics - 9/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Rangers have lost five of their last seven when scoring three or less runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 162 hits and 75 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre have combined for 101 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won five of their last six home games. Chi Chi Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 2-5 with a 4.25 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record and 4-0 in Doubronts last 4 starts. The Rangers are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Gonzalezs last 5 starts. The over is 7-3-2 in the last 12 meetings. 

The Rangers have forgotten how to hit the ball all of a sudden, as they've been shutout countless times over the last week or so. The A's have been OK on the road lately and the value of the plus money makes them the pick for me. 

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Oakland Athletics +145

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