7* MLB RL Play
Oakland vs. Texas,
05/21/2013 20:05 EDT,
Score: 1 - 0
Point Spread: -1½/+100 Texas
Texas Rangers –1.5
The Texas Rangers dropped the first game of this series to Oakland last night. Oakland is a scrappy team, but there is no doubt that the Rangers have the better overall team on paper.
Yu Darvish is the Rangers best pitcher, and no one from the A’s lineup has had much success against him in the past.
Betting on Texas after they have lost the night before has been a very profitable strategy in the past couple years.
It seems Ron Washington’s team responds very well to getting beaten up the night before. How good have they been off a loss? Texas is 72-27 in their last 99 games following a loss.
Oakland will start young prospect Dan Straily in this one. Straily has all the makings of a very good pitcher, but he hasn’t quite put it all together just yet.
He has tremendous stuff and a really good arm, but he pitches himself into jams far too often.
The Rangers lineup is still one of the best in baseball, because there really is no easy out in this lineup. Texas is 16-3 in Yu Darvish’s last 19 home games as a favorite. Look for Darvish and the Rangers to bounce back big tonight.
Good Luck, Razor Ray.
7* Play on Texas Rangers -1.5