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Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers - 4/2/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers (1-3) at Oakland Athletics (1-3)

MLB Baseball: Monday, April 2, 2018 at 10:05 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

B Colon (0-0) (0.00) vs. Andrew Triggs (0-0) (0.00)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -141 / Texas Rangers +131 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Southwest

MLB action comes to Oakland Coliseum Monday with the Texas Rangers visiting the Oakland Athletics. 

The Texas Rangers have lost back to back games after an 8-2 defeat to the Houston Astros. Texas starter Mike Minor allowed two runs over 4.2 innings to get the loss while three relievers combined to give up six runs.

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Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers - 4/2/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Rangers were limited to four hits and three walks with Joey Gallo and Drew Robinson cracking long balls. Bartolo Colon makes his first start for the Texas Rangers after pitching for Minnesota in 2017. Colon faced the Athletics once a year ago in 6-5 defeat where he allowed three runs over eight frames. 

The Oakland Athletics struggled on the mound in Sunday’s 7-4 loss to the visiting LA Angels. Oakland starter Daniel Gossett gave up four runs through four innings before Chris Hatcher gave up three runs (two earned) in 2/3 of an inning.

The Athletics mustered four hits five free passes with Matt Chapman clubbing a three run bomb while Stephen Piscotty knocked in a run and scored. The A’s led 3-2 in the second but struggled from that point on offensively. Andrew Triggs draws his first start of 2018 when the Rangers come to town on Monday. Triggs made 12 starts a year ago while going 5-6 with a 4.27 ERA over 65.1 frames.

Texas are 3-10 in their last 13 overall and Texas are 3-10 in their last 13 games on grass and under is 6-2 in Texas last 8 Monday games. Under is 18-7-1 in Oakland last 26 Monday games and Oakland are 10-4 in their last 14 home games and under is 14-6-1 in Oakland last 21 overall. Texas are 0-8 in the last 8 meetings in Oakland and Texas are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings.

Neither team looked good in their opening series so this might be more  of a guess then anything…

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