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Oakland A's vs. Texas Rangers - 6/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers (30-27) at Oakland Athletics (23-36)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)

N Martinez (4-2) (2.89) vs. S Gray (7-2) (1.65)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -189 / Texas Rangers +179 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-California, FS-Southwest

The Oakland A’s and the Texas Rangers face off on Tuesday in Oakland for game one f their series in a AL West matchup.

The Oakland A’s have lost their last three games and sit in last place in the American League West. The A’s are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 9-17 at home, and they are 11.5 games behing the division leading Astros. As a team the A’s are hitting .255 with Josh Reddick hitting .305, Stephen Vogt hitting .290, and Brett Lawrie hitting .285. The A’s pitching staff has an ERA of 3.74 with the starters at 3.16 and the bullpen at 4.97. For game one against the Rangers the A’s start Sonny Gray who has allowed 54 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 73 over 82 innings for a 7-2 record and a 1.65 ERA.

Oakland A's vs. Texas Rangers - 6/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Texas Rangers are one of the surprises in baseball this season and they sit in second place in the AL West standings. The Rangers are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 19-12 on the road, and they are 3.5 games behind the Astros in the AL West standings. As a team the Rangers are hitting .252 with Price Fielder hitting .356, Adrian Beltre hitting .257, and Shin-Soo Choo hitting .241. The Rangers pitching staff has an ERA of 4.06 with the starters at 4.04 and the bullpen at 4.08. For game one at Oakland the Rangers start Nick Martinez who has allowed 68 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 40 over 65.1 innings for a 4-2 record and a 2.89 ERA.

Oakland is 4-0 against a team with a winning record, 6-15 in their last 21 home games, and 17-8 in Gray’s last 25 starts against the AL West. Texas is 14-4 in their last 18 games overall, 12-4 as an underdog, and 6-0 in Martinez’s last six road starts. Texas is 5-2 in their last seven games in Oakland.

The total is set at seven and while it is a lean at best I like the under here. My better play is on the winning team and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.

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