Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/24/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oakland Athletics (20-9) at Texas Rangers (10-17)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 24, 2020 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)
Jesus Luzardo (2-0) (3.00) vs. Lance Lynn (3-0) (1.37)
The Line: Texas Rangers +122 / Oakland Athletics -132 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers meet Monday in MLB action at Globe Life Field.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Athletics have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Athletics have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Matt Chapman leads the Athletics with 30 hits and 22 RBI while Mark Canha and Marcus Semien have combined for 52 hits and 29 RBI. Jesus Luzardo gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 3.67 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Luzardo is 0-0 with a 1.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers need a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Rangers have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Rangers have lost five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Solak leads the Rangers with 24 hits and nine RBI while Todd Frazier and Isiah Kiner-Falefa have combined for Lance 44 hits and eight RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 1.37 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 2-1 with a 4.67 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 52-21 in their last 73 games as a favorite, 20-8 in their last 28 games as a road favorite and 37-17 in their last 54 overall. The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home underdog, 18-37 in their last 55 during game 1 of a series and 0-7 in their last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Athletics last 4 overall. The over is 7-0 in Rangers last 7 overall. The Athletics are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Texas and 37-14 in the last 51 meetings.
Jesus Luzardo has allowed eight runs and 20 hits in his last 21 innings while Lance Lynn has allowed six earned runs and 17 hits in his last 27.1 innings. Lynn and plus money is always worth a look given how good he's been this season and last season, but the problem is he pitches for a team that doesn't provide much run support and is riding an eight-game losing streak because of it. The Athletics are extremely consistent and have a red hot offense heading into this contest. I'll lay the reasonable juice with the A's.