The Texas Rangers host the Oakland Athletics in game three of their series Wednesday night in Texas. The Texas Rangers took game one of the series but the Oakland Athletics took game two last night in dominant fashion 13-6. Mike Foltynewicz gets the ball tonight for the Rangers. He has a 1-7 record and a 5.59 ERA. The Athletics send James Kaprielian to the hill with a 4-1 record and a 2.84 ERA. This game will come down to starting pitching and there’s no reason to trust Foltynewicz against a hot Athletics lineup.
The Pick: Athletics ML (-142)
The Why: Athletics’ Better Starting Pitching
We’re going back to the Athletics in this one. I felt good about them last night and I feel even better about them in this one. Foltynewicz comes into this on having a terrible season. In his nine starts at home, he has thrown 49.2 innings and given up 26 earned runs. Also, he has given up 16 earned runs in three starts this month. This is a tough matchup for him as the Athletics lineup come into this game red hot, led by Matt Chapman who drove in three and went yard against the Rangers last night.
The Athletics rank 12th in runs scored and Rangers pitching have given up the seventh most tuns this season. Expect Champan, Mark Canha and Mark Canha to stay hot and put up more runs. James Kaprielian comes into this game picking up wins in his last two outings and having won three of his last five. The Rangers offense ranks 22nd in average, 25th in slugging and 23rd in runs scored. Kaprielian has faced some good offenses this year, but the Rangers will not be one of them
We’re rolling with the Athletics again. After losing game one, they got back to their winning ways last night. Kaprielian should be able to turn in a good outing against a not great Rangers lineup. The Athletics lineup has a favorable matchup going against Foltynewicz and should be able to get runs on the board early and often. Take the Athletics again.
Trends We’re Betting On
Athletics are 15-5 SU in the last 20 games against the Rangers
Rangers are 1-7 SU last 8 games
Rangers are 1-4 SU last 5 at home
Athletics are 14-5 SU in the last 19 games
Yesterday’s Pick: Athletics ML 💰
Easy win and a relaxing night. More are on the way.
AtoZ Pick Of The Day Record: 10-11-1
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