Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers, Friday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks, Predictions and Las Vegas Odds

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Oakland at Texas, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:05 PM ET, Friday, September 29, 2017
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, NBCSN California (Oakland), FSN Southwest (Texas)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Athletics RH Raul Alcantara (1-1, 6.86 ERA) vs. Rangers LH Martin Perez (12-12, 4.83)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Oakland Athletics [R. Alcantara -R] +1½ -175 +109 Ov 10½ -120
Texas Rangers [M. Perez -L] -1½ +155 -119 Un 10½ +100
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The Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Globe Life Park.

The Athletics will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Raul Alcantara in this game. Alcantara has a 1-1 record and a 6.86 ERA this season.

Alcantara’s opponent in this one will be Martin Perez. The Rangers left hander has a 4.78 ERA to go along with a 12-12 record this season.

Alcantara turned in his second straight strong start on Saturday as the 24-year-old Dominican scattered two hits over five scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory versus Texas. “The command of the fastball is better,” manager Bob Melvin said of Alcantara. “It looks to me like his split and slider are better, and he’s pitching with a lot more confidence. It’s good to see.” Alcantara is making his third straight spot start, this time as a fill-in for fellow right-hander Jharel Cotton, who has been shut down after dealing with right elbow soreness.

Perez has answered seven straight wins with an 0-2 mark and 4.96 ERA in his last three starts, including a five-run effort in an 8-1 loss to Oakland on Sunday. “I think control was a little bit off,” Rangers acting manager Steve Buechele said following the 26-year-old Venezuelan’s performance. “Four walks. He got some ground balls that snuck their way through, but I think overall today was just one those where he was just a little bit out of rhythm and didn’t have the command and crispness he’s had in his last few starts.” Perez owns a 1-2 mark with a 5.93 ERA in three starts this season versus the Athletics.

Oddsmakers opened the Rangers as -117-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total opened at 10.5.

The Oakland Athletics have run roughshod over their opponents with wins in 16 of their last 21 contests overall, in addition to seven straight against the Texas Rangers. The Athletics aim to improve upon both marks on Friday as the American League West rivals play the second contest of their four-game series in Arlington, Texas.

Rookie Matt Chapman homered among his two hits in Thursday’s 4-1 victory to improve to 11-for-24 with six RBIs and as many runs scored versus the Rangers this season. Ryon Healy continued his September to remember with a go-ahead two-run single to highlight his two-hit performance, upping his batting average to .313 this month. While Oakland has aspirations of avoiding yet another last-place finish in the AL West, Texas is looking to put an end of a season-high seven-game skid in which it has been outscored 49-9 in the last five. Willie Calhoun crossed the plate for his team’s lone run on Thursday and has three hits and two runs scored in his last two games after going 0-for-12 in his previous seven.

The Rangers were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Oakland was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Oakland at -121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

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Oakland:
Team record: 74-85 SU
Oakland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Oakland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games

Texas:
Team record: 76-83 SU
Current Streak: lost 7 straight games.
Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas’s last 12 games

Next up:
Oakland at Texas Saturday, September 30

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Oakland LF Khris Davis had two hits in the series opener and 13 overall against Texas this season.

2. Rangers 3B Joey Gallo is 3-for-27 with 18 strikeouts in his last nine contests.

3. Oakland SS Marcus Semien is 0-for-7 on the heels of an eight-game hitting streak

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Oakland Athletics will win outright at +109 and the game will stay under 10½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Athletics 5, Rangers 2 at bovada-logo-top-book.

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