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Athletics vs. Rangers - 6/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers (40-25) at Oakland Athletics (27-37)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)

D Holland (5-5) (4.87) vs. S Gray (3-6) (5.34)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -150 / Texas Rangers +140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds


The Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday night at the O.co Coliseum.

The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Rangers have scored 21 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last six games. The Texas Rangers offense continues to be red hot, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 79 hits, Nomar Mazara has 28 RBI and Rougned Odor has 10 home runs. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he’s 5-5 with a 4.87 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Holland is 5-5 with a 3.24 ERA and 68 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

Athletics vs. Rangers - 6/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Oakland Athletics are desperate for a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Athletics have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.63 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Billy Burns leads Oakland with 55 hits, Khris Davis has 44 RBI and Danny Valencia has 10 home runs. Sonny Gray takes the hill, and he’s 3-6 with a 5.34 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Gray is 7-3 with a 1.92 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Hollands last 5 road starts. The Athletics are 2-5 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-6 in Grays last 7 starts. The Rangers are 7-3 in Hollands last 10 starts vs. Athletics. 

The Athletics aren't playing good baseball at the moment and Gray has allowed five or more runs in four of his last six starts. Meanwhile, the Rangers continue to tear the cover off the baseball. Not sure why Texas is the underdog here, but I'll take my plus money without asking questions. 

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