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Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics (8/27/17) Pick, Prediction and Odds

Texas Rangers (64-65) at Oakland Athletics (57-72) Preview, Pick and Odds - Sunday, August 27, 2017

MLB Baseball Prediction, Picks and OddsMLB Predictions & Odds

Sunday, August 27, 2017 4:05 PM EST
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California

Oakland Athletics host the Texas Rangers in the finale of their three-game series. Tip off time is scheduled for 4:05 PM Eastern Time. The Athletics are 5-1 in the last 6 games versus the Rangers in Oakland .

Oddsmakers currently have Oakland Athletics as -110 money line favorites, with the total at 9½.



Probable Starting Pitchers:

Texas Rangers RH A.J. Griffin (6-4, 5.10 ERA)
Griffin is 1-0 with a 5.02 ERA in three starts against Oakland this year. The Rangers are 11-4 in Griffin's last 15 starts.

Oakland Athletics RH Jharel Cotton (6-10, 5.63 ERA)
Cotton is 1-1 with a 4.38 ERA in two career starts against Texas. The Athletics are 4-9 in Cotton's last 13 starts, 2-5 in his last 7 home starts.

Texas:
Team record: 64-65 SU
Texas is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Oakland

Oakland:
Team record: 57-72 SU
Oakland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games

Trends:
Texas is 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Oakland.
Under is 10-5 in the last 15 meetings.
Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Oakland.

Last Meeting: Oakland was a 8-3 winner at home against the Rangers on Saturday. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Weather: Game-time temperature: 81° -- Mostly Sunny: Winds: 9-14 mph. (Oakland, California)

The Athletics are 36-31 record at home.
The Rangers are 29-36 record on the road.

Texas avoids the sweep with A.J. Griffin at the helm. The right-hander is 11-4 with a 3.31 ERA in 25 career starts at Oakland Coliseum.

MLB Prediction: Texas 5, Oakland 4

Next up:
Texas at Houston Tuesday, August 29
Oakland at Los Angeles Monday, August 28

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