Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Thursday April 9th, 2015. At 3:35 PM EST.
The (1-1) Texas Rangers of the American League West Division will stay in the “EAST BAY” another day. Texas will play the (1-1) Oakland A’s also of the American League West in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, California. This Sports Handicapper believes Texas will be better than experts think, Texas has clutch hitter. The Oakland A’s management is among the best in all of baseball. The opening betting line has Oakland as a -145 home favorite Against The Spread; the betting odds total is 7′ for Thursday’s game.
The 2015 Texas Rangers beat Oakland 3-1 on April 7th. Shortstop Elvis Andrus and First baseman Prince Fielder provided multiple hits in the victory. Fielder batted in two of the three runs. Colby Lewis threw six innings giving up one run; Reliever Neftali Feliz got credit for the save. The Texas Rangers will have Right Hander Nicholas Martinez on the mound for game four of their Baseball Picks series at Oakland. The former Fordham University standout was 5-12 in 2014 with a 4.55 era in 2014. The Texas Rangers are 2-8 their last ten baseball games on Thursday’s. The betting odds over the total have come in 6 times, the betting odds under three and there is a push the last ten between the teams. Bad news for Texas Rangers fans as Pitcher Yu Darvish will miss the entire season with an Elbow injury undergoing Tommy John surgery. Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Texas Rangers at 33/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
The 2015 Oakland A’s won the series opener 8-0. Pitcher Sonny Gray had a no-hitter going into the eighth inning. Gray gave up one hit the entire game. Center Fielder Coco Crisp is on the 15-day disabled list with bone spurs on his right elbow. Oakland will miss his base speed and quickness in the outfield. Right-hander Kendall Graveman will take the hill for Oakland in the series finale. Graveman was in Toronto last season and finished with a 3.86 era. The betting odds under the total are 7-3-1 Oakland last eleven MLB games on Thursday’s. Despite dumping quality players who took the money, Oakland will still compete for the AL West title. The Oakland A’s are 9/1 to win the 2015 American League Championship.