Oakland A’s and the Texas Rangers will meet today for game two of their series from Texas. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Rangers did everything they could to hold off the A’s and won the game yesterday. Ian Kinsler had four hits to lead the way and Scott Feldman earnde the win on the mound. Today the Rangers will send Matt Harrison to the mound who has won his last six decisions. He is pitching to a 3.24 ERA in 97 innings of work this season.
The Athletics battled all the way back on Thursday, but lost the game in a hard-fought nine inning battle. The A’s just didn’t have enough on the mound to hang in the end against the powerful Rangers bats. AJ Griffin will start in just his second appearance as a professional tonight. He has pitched six things overall so far this season.
Texas is 14-3 in their last 17 games overall, 8-2 in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record, and 22-5 in Harrison’s last 27 starts as a favorite. Oakland is 5-2 in their last seven road games, 11-5 in their last 16 games overall, and 2-10 in their last 12 games against a left handed starter. Oakland is 2-9 in their last 11 games in Texas.
Yes, the Rangers are huge favorites as you would expect, but we think they’re worth the play here against a very young and inexperienced pitcher at home at online sports books.