Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers
|Date & Time||Friday June 7, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)|
Globe Life Park in Arlington
The Line: Oakland Athletics -121 / Texas Rangers -105 -- Over/Under: 10.5
The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers meet Friday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring four or more runs. Matt Chapman leads the Athletics with 63 hits and 36 RBI while Marcus Semien and Stephen Piscotty have combined for 123 hits and 53 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 6-4 with a 3.95 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 3-4 with a 4.82 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Rangers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Texas Rangers have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 64 hits and 28 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Nomar Mazara have combined for 118 hits and 62 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 4.50 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. This will be Lynn’s second career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series, 1-6 in their last 7 vs. American League West and 1-6 in their last 7 games on grass. The Rangers are 8-2 in their last 10 home games, 3-11 in their last 14 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Lynn's last 7 starts. The Athletics are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Texas and 25-9 in the last 34 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Lynn's last 5 starts overall. The under is 5-2 in Athletics last 7 road games.
Seven of the last eight meetings between the Athletics and Rangers have produced double-digit runs. Anderson has allowed three or more earned runs in four of his last seven starts and is giving up a .256 batting average on the season. Lynn has a 5.28 ERA and an allowed batting average of .295 at home this season. The under may be a popular trend for both pitchers this season, but this feels like another high scoring game between these two clubs. Give me the over.