Sunday, August 29, 2010

Atheltics vs Rangers Baseball Handicapping

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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers meet at Rangers Ballpark.
The Athletics will give the ball to starter Gio Gonzalez in this one. Lefthander Gonzalez is 11-8 this season with a 3.24 ERA.
Starting this game for the Rangers will be Colby Lewis. The righthander has a 3.40 ERA to go along with a 9-10 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Dallas Braden pitched a complete-game shutout on Saturday, as the A?s defeated the Rangers 5-0. The A?s won that game as +125 underdogs, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.
Kurt Suzuki went 4-for-5 with two runs batted in, and Braden improved to 9-9 overall.
Rich Harden gave up eight hits and four runs over 4 1-3 innings in the loss.
Team records:
Oakland: 64-64 SU
Texas: 73-56 SU
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Oakland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland
Next up:
Oakland at NY Yankees, Monday, August 30
Texas at Kansas City, Monday, August 30

Grandmaster sports handicapper Joe Duffy former General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network and CEO of the premier hub of world-class handicappers.




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