16th August 2016
The Oakland Athletics will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Rangers in Texas at Globe Life Park today in MLB baseball betting odds action.
The Texas Rangers will rely on Lucas Harrell to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Andrew Triggs will be his counterpart for the Oakland Athletics. Lucas Harrell is 3-2 this season, and Andrew Triggs is 0-1.
The Texas Rangers bring a 70-50 record to the battle against the 52-67 Athletics.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Oakland Athletics rank No. 20 at 8.48 hits per game. That compares with the Texas Rangers No. 9 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 21-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 26 mark in runs allowed.
I will go with Texas today.
Pick: Rangers -137
Other games since it is a slow day:
Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants — Pick: Giants -1 1/2
San Diego Padres at Tampa Bay Rays —Pick: Rays -1 1/2