15* Rangers/A's AL Late-Night BAILOUT on Texas -149
Texas vs. Oakland,
06/06/2012 22:05 EDT,
Score: 0 - 2
Money Line: -149 Texas
I'm willing to lay this juice on the Rangers Wednesday just as I did last night with Texas -152 in a 6-3 victory. This is a very good price to be able to back what I believe is the best team in baseball up against one of the worst teams in the league.
Because the Rangers have struggled of late, losing five of their last seven, they are now starting to show good value again. They should be a much bigger favorite against an Oakland team that has lost 11 of its last 13. The A's have scored a combined 15 runs in those 11 losses, getting shut out five times.
Colby Lewis is the ace of this staff at 4-4 with a 3.50 ERA and 1.125 WHIP through 11 starts. Lewis is 7-3 with a 3.44 ERA in 16 career starts against Oakland. Bartolo Colon is winless at home for the A's, going 0-4 with a 10.07 ERA and 1.933 WHIP through four starts. Colon has allowed 10 earned runs and 4 homers over 9 innings in his last two starts against Texas.
The Rangers are 40-17 in their last 57 games as a favorite of -110 to -150. The A's are 0-5 in their last 5 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game. Oakland is 0-4 in Colon's last 4 home starts. The A's are 9-23 in their last 32 games as a home underdog. The Rangers are 14-4 in their last 18 meetings, and 6-1 in Lewis' last 7 starts vs. Oakland. Roll with the Rangers Wednesday.