The Texas Rangers and the Oakland A’s meet in an AL West division matchup in MLB action from the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
Texas is listed as a -150 road favorite while Oakland is a +130 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 9.5 runs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Andrew Heaney will start for Texas and he is 2-3 with a 5.25 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Drew Rucinski will start for Oakland and is 0-3 with an 8.16 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season.
Texas’ 5-0 win over Oakland on Saturday made it four wins in the last five head-to-head meetings for the Rangers between these two teams.
Texas is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 21-44 in their last 65 game four matchups while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a right-handed starter. Oakland is 29-66 in their last 95 home games and 13-38 in their last 51 games overall while the over is 21-8-1 in their last 30 games following a loss.
I’m backing the over here. This starting pitching matchup is primed for a high-scoring game early and often on Sunday as Andrew Heaney really starting to regress after a decent start to the year and Drew Rucinski has been struggling since he threw his first pitch this season. I expect Texas to tee off on Rucinski here, but I also think the Oakland A’s and their improved offense comes to play here. Give me the over.