MLB Wagering: Rangers vs. Athletics

October 2, 2012 MLB Baseball

The Texas Rangers visit the Oakland Athletics tonight to start a season ending series with first place in the AL West at stake. Game one of this all important 3 game set is scheduled to begin in Coliseum at 10:05 PM ET.

Texas (93-66) needs just a single victory to clinch the AL West top spot for the third straight year. They are coming off a weekend series at home which found them escaping with 1 win out of 3 versus the Angels, including the second game of a day/night doubleheader on Sunday after Saturday nights contest was postponed due to rain. They are just 4-6 in their last 10 and 43-35 away from the Lone Star State. Check the  Baseball Lines for Rangers at Athletics Game.

Oakland (91-68) enters the series 2 games down to the Rangers for AL West supremacy and are looking for the sweep to accomplish this. The A’s did sweep the Mariners to end the week to set up this scenario. The Athletics have won 6 of it’s last 10 and are 47-31 near the bay. Oakland needs just 1 win of it’s own to clinch a wild card berth as they lead both the Angels and Rays by 3, with 3 to play.

Tonight’s pitching probables are southpaw Martin Perez (1-3, 5.03 ERA) for the Rangers and the A’s righthanded rookie Jarrod Parker (12-8, 3.44 ERA) who beat Texas last week in Arlington, as part of a 2-2 split between the teams in that series. Against righthanders, the Rangers are 65-48 on the year, and 2-5 in their last 10 games. Against lefties, the A’s are 28-29 overall, and 2-3 in their last 10.

Texas is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 5 games, but UNDER in 6 of their last 9 outside of Texas. The Athletics are 5-1 SU over their last 6 games, and 5-1 SU in their last 6 at home. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 games.

Between these two teams, Oakland is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games at home against the Rangers. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the last 9 meetings between the two, and OVER in 10 of the last 15 games between the two in Oakland. Start your Baseball Wagering on Rangers at Athletics Game.

For today’s game, the Athletics are listed as a home favorite at -145, while Texas is a +125. As a favorite, Oakland is 33-15 on the year, and 3-0 in their last 10. The Rangers are 10-13 on the season as the dog, and 0-1 in their last 10 games. The over/under is set at 8 runs on a $110/$100 moneyline.

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