Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics - 6/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (33-41) at Texas Rangers (37-35)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
S Gray (8-3) (1.95) vs. C Lewis (7-3) (4.08)
The Line: Texas Rangers +128 / Oakland Athletics -138 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCalifornia, FS-Southwest
The Texas Rangers and the Oakland A’s face off on Thursday in Arlington for as they close out their MLB series of American League West teams.
The Texas Rangers allowed Oakland to get up big on Wednesday and they were never in the game taking the loss. Price Fielder and Elvis Andrus each had two hits and Ryan Rua added a hit as the Rangers scored two runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez was shelled allowing 11 hits and eight runs while striking out four over 4.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 4-3 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Rangers start Colby Lewis who has allowed 88 hits and 40 earned runs while striking out 68 over 88.1 innings for a 7-3 record and a 4.08 ERA.
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The Oakland A’s won for the fourth time on a row beating the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Brett Lawrie and Josh Phegley each hit home runs and Stephen Vogt and Billy Burns each had three hits as the Rangers scored eight runs on 14 hits. Starting pitcher Kendall Graveman allowed eight hits and two runs while striking out four over 7.0 innings to get the win and go to 4-4 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Athletics start Sonny Gray who has allowed 72 hits and 22 earned runs while striking out 90 over 101.2 innings for an 8-3 record and a 1.95 ERA.
Texas is 9-5 in their last 14 home games, 1-4 in their last five games as an underdog, and 4-10 in Lewis’ last 14 starts as a home underdog. Oakland is 6-0 in their last six road games, 7-1 following a win, and 5-2 in Gray’s last seven road starts. Oakland is 6-1 in their last seven games in Texas.
With the total set at 8.5 I like the under in this one and it is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.