MLB Odds: Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers Pick: July 29th 2010
The Oakland A’s are a very feisty team. They don’t have many big names, but they simply continue getting the job done. Oakland currently sits at 51-49 on the season after last night’s 3-1 victory over the Rangers, and they continue playing hungry baseball tonight knowing they must win this series with Texas to gain some ground on them in the AL West. Starter Vin Mazzaro has gone under the radar this season, and as a starter he is 5-2 with a 3.30 ERA and 1.200 WHIP. In 5 road starts, Mazzaro is 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA this year as well.
Mazzaro’s numbers are very comparable to C.J. Wilson’s to this point, making this value on Oakland through the roof in this game. Oakland is a very profitable 23-26 against the money line as an underdog of +150 or more over the last 2 seasons. The A’s are 10-3 in their last 13 games overall, including 5-1 as an underdog during that stretch. They have also won 4 of Mazzaro’s last 5 starts overall, and 7 of his last 10 road starts. Texas is 0-4 in their last 4 during Game 3 of a series. Bet the A’s Thursday.