Oakland and Texas will meet up for the second series in the last two weeks, but this time in Arlington. Get MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.
Oakland (23-22) have been just about .500 this month and will get to play the Rangers again with only three games in between. The Athletics won those three games, sweeping the Royals but they struggled against the Rangers last week. Texas came to Oakland and took two of the three games from the A’s, one of them in a tenth inning. A.J. Griffin was the pitcher able to beat the Rangers when he pitched seven innings and only gave up a single run in their 5-1 win. Bartolo Colon will start on Monday against the Rangers and is 3-2 on the year with a 4.56 ERA. The A’s have only lost three of the eight games that Colon has started this year, but the three losses are all on his last three starts.
Texas (29-15) continues to be one of the best teams in the Majors and now sits 14 games above the .500 mark. They have won five of their last six games including three of four against the Tigers. They now are home to play the A’s and took two from them in Oakland.
The A’s are 24-21 against the spread and the Rangers are an even 22-22 ATS.
The Rangers have been so dominant this year and were able to beat Oakland twice there and now get to play them in Texas so take them at sports books.