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Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers - 4/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Tuesday April 23, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, Coliseum
The Line
The Line: Texas Rangers +135 / Oakland Athletics -145 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
NSCA, FSSW
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The Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics meet Tuesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Texas Rangers look for a victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Texas Rangers have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than two runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 29 hits and 15 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Gallo have combined for 41 hits and 30 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 4.44 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Lynn’s first career game against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Athletics have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than one run. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 29 hits and 11 RBI while Matt Chapman and Stephen Piscotty have combined for 50 hits and 30 RBI. Frankie Montas gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Montas is 0-0 with a 2.89 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 8-22 in their last 30 road games and 4-12 in their last 16 Tuesday games. The Athletics are 24-10 in their last 34 during game 2 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. American League West and 5-0 in Montas' last 5 starts during game 2 of a series. The Rangers are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in Oakland and 2-10 in the last 12 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Montas' last 6 starts overall. The under is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 road games.

The Texas Rangers continue to stink up the joint on the road dating back toward the end of last season and didn't look good in the series opener on Monday. The Oakland Athletics are a much better team than what they've shown over the last week and a half, and it's only a matter of time before that offense gets going. Montas has also thrived at the Oakland Coliseum this year in 12.1 innings, allowing just six hits and two runs along with a .143 batting average. I'll take the A's to win another contest. 

Pick:
Oakland Athletics -145

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