Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers, second game of the series, the Athletics are still inspired and winning important games, recently beat the champions. At home everything has been wonderful for the Athletics, the team hopes that this visit from the Rangers is not as complicated as the first time this season where the series ended tied.
Oakland Athletics: We have not lost series at home for a long time.
The Athletics at home have a good positive record with 37 wins and 25 defeats, 59.7% of effectiveness. Prior to this series against the Rangers, the Athletics won an important 2-1 victory against the Astros in a series that was very much in favor of the home team. In the last 10 games the Athletics have 7 wins and 3 losses, the team has not lost a series at home since June 14. The Rangers had visited the home of the Athletics earlier in the season, it was a series of four games, 2- 2 at the end of the series.
Brett Anderson came from the Blue Jays to reinforce the Athletics mound, with the Blue Jays last year he left a record of 2 wins and 2 losses for .500. So far with the Athletics, Anderson has only two wins and three losses, the last loss was in the 0-2 against the Mariners in the last game of that series. The Athletics at home are scoring 3.90 runs per game, 7.69 hits, 1.00 homeruns and the defense only allows 3.81 runs on average.
Texas Rangers: We also beat the Astros.
The Rangers on the road have not had good results this season, so far the team has 27 wins and 32 defeats, 45.8% of effectiveness. Certainly the Rangers won a series on the road against the Astros, on July 30 they closed the 0-3 series sweeping the Astros easily. In the last 10 games on the road the Rangers are 5-5, before this series they had to play 4 games against the Yankees, the series finished 3-1 for the Yankees.
The rookie Ariel Jurado will be at the front of the defense tonight to stop the Athletics, just a year of experience, so far he has only played with the Rangers, he is a pitcher with a great future projection. With the Rangers so far Jury has 2 wins and 2 losses, .500, 6.41 ERA and 1,463 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers 08/21/2018 is: Take the Oakland Athletics -175 (Moneyline)
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