Oakland Athletics (44-29) vs. Texas Rangers (25-46)
June 21, 2021 8:05 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Rangers +120 / Oakland Athletics -130; Over/Under: -9.5
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The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers meet Monday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Athletics look for a win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Rangers need a win to snap a six-game losing streak.
The Oakland Athletics have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Athletics have won 14 of their last 15 games when scoring four or more runs. Matt Olson leads the Athletics with 72 hits and 52 RBI while Mark Canha and Jed Lowrie have combined for 121 hits and 61 RBI. Frankie Montas gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 4.21 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Montas is 2-1 with a 4.10 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Rangers have lost 13 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 82 hits and 28 RBI while Adolis Garcia and Nate Lowe have combined for 125 hits and 83 RBI. Kyle Gibson gets the ball, and he is 4-0 with a 2.09 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 3-3 with a 4.72 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 7-2 in their last 9 overall. The Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 16-35 in their last 51 overall. The over is 6-2 in Athletics last 8 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Rangers last 7 overall. The Athletics are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Texas and 41-17 in the last 58 meetings.
The Athletics continue to pile up the victories and the offense has picked up over the last few days. The Rangers can’t get out of their own way, as they’ve now lost six straight games and the offense has been on the struggle bus over the last week. Gibson has been impressive this season, but I want little to do with the Rangers. Give me the A’s and the cheap price.