Athletics vs Rangers Prediction - MLB Picks 9/10/23

Texas Rangers (76-64) vs Oakland Athletics (44-97)

Game Info: Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 2:35 pm (Globe Life Field)

Jon Gray (8-7) (3.66) vs Luis Medina (3-8) (5.46)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -240 / Oakland Athletics +214 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Globe Life Field. The two teams have split the first two games of this series. 

Rangers Can’t Keep Losing to Bad Teams

In the middle of a playoff race a team can’t continue to lose to bad teams, and that’s exactly what the Rangers have been doing. In the first game of this series the Rangers offense only managed three runs and they ended up losing by three runs. The Rangers overall is averaging 5.46 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.49 runs per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league while the pitching is ranked 17th. In this game the Rangers need to get the offense going. On the mound for the Rangers will be Jon Gray who sits with an 8-7 record and an ERA of 3.85. 

A’s Trying to Spoil Things

On the other side of this matchup is the A’s who are trying to spoil the Rangers season in this series. It has no doubt been a bad season, but they have really shown some signs of life the last couple of weeks. Heading into Saturday’s game the Athletics had won two games in a row. The A’s are averaging 3.69 runs while thier pitching is giving up 5.8 runs per game. The offense overall is ranked 30th in baseball. On the mound for the a’s will be Luis Medina who sits with a 3-8 record and an ERA of 5.46.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Rangers are going to have no issue running up the score in this game. Medina has had his issues this season and the Rangers are still one of the best offenses in baseball. The A’s are going to really struggle to get the offense going against Jon Gray and that is going to be the difference as the Rangers are going to get the job done here. 

Shane’s Pick Rangers -1.5

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