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Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics - 9/28/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (73-85) at Texas Rangers (76-82)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)

Sean Manaea (11-10) (4.56) vs. M Gonzalez (8-12) (4.86)

The Line: Texas Rangers -107 / Oakland Athletics -103 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Southwest

The Oakland Athletics travel to the Texas Rangers for American League West MLB on Thursday.

The Oakland Athletics have been playing decent baseball heading in to their final series of 2017 although there needs to be some changes if improvement next year is the goal. The Athletics head to Texas on Thursday off of a 6-5 win versus the visiting Seattle Mariners. A’s starter Kendall Graveman allowed three runs on seven hits and a BB over six frames before Chris Hatcher gave up two runs to record a blown save. Oakland logged nine hits and walked twice with Mark Canha launching a two run bomb while Matt Joyce and Bruce Maxwell each drove in a run and scored.  Left hander Sean Manaea draws Thursday’s starting assignment from the Oakland Athletics in the series opener at the Texas Rangers. Manaea defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on 9-17 by a 6-3 score with all three runs (one earned) allowed over five frames.

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Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics - 9/28/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Texas Rangers had hoped to make a run at the second Wild Card but fell off the pace and head in to the final series with nothing at stake. The Rangers begin the last series of 2017 off of a 12-2loss versus the American League West champion Houston Astros. Texas starter Nick Martinez was charged with six runs on ten hits through five innings to absorb the loss while Tony Barnette gave up another five runs on four hits including two homers in just 1/3 of an inning. The Rangers posted eight hits and did not walk with Willie Calhoun and Drew Robinson clubbing solo homers.Right hander Miguel Gonzalez toes the rubber for the Texas Rangers for his second straight start versus the Oakland Athletics. Gonzalez dropped a 1-0 decision to the Athletics with the game’s only run given up on a solo home run through six innings pitched.

Oakland are 7-2 in their last 9 overall and Oakland are 7-2 in their last 9 games on grass while the under is 6-2 in Oakland last 8 road games. The under is 7-3 in Texas last 10 overall and the under is 7-3 in Texas last 10 on grass.

I like the way Gonzalez has thrown the ball but the Athletics have been playing better baseball. The bottom line is check the lineups and see who is playing and then think twice about betting…

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