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Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers - 7/25/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Thursday July 25, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Texas Rangers +150 / Oakland Athletics -169 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
NSCA, FSSW
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The Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics meet Thursday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Texas Rangers need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Texas Rangers have lost nine straight games when scoring three or less runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 107 hits and 49 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have combined for 192 hits and 94 RBI. Ariel Jurado gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 4.92 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Jurado is 0-2 with a 12.79 ERA and one strikeout in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 111 hits and 49 RBI while Ramon Laureano and Matt Chapman have combined for 205 hits and 113 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 9-5 with a 3.82 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 3-4 with a 4.77 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games, 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Jurado's last 6 starts. The Athletics are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. American League West, 7-3 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 63-31 in their last 94 home games. The Rangers are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Oakland and 11-27 in the last 38 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Athletics last 5 vs. American League West. The under is 4-1 in Jurado's last 5 starts overall.

Jurado has allowed 24 hits and 16 runs in his last 17.1 innings, and he has a 4.42 ERA and .294 allowed batting average in 38.2 innings on the road. Anderson has allowed 18 hits and nine runs in his last 26.2 innings, and the A's have won seven of their last eight games in which he's pitched. Not only do the Oakland Athletics have a considerable pitching edge in this contest, but they're playing head and shoulders better baseball over the Texas Rangers. The Rangers are watching their season unravel quickly and running into a hot team on the road won't help matters.

Pick:
Oakland Athletics -169

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