MLB Betting: In form Rangers look to be best bet

On Monday Night Baseball this week the Texas Rangers host the Oakland Athletics in what should prove to be another competitive division matchup.

Pitching for Texas will be Japanese superstar Yu Darvish who is sporting an impressive 1.61 ERA in four starts this season. However if there is one team he has struggled with in his major league career it is the A’s. Darvish has a record of 1-6 and a 4.32 ERA in eight starts against Oakland but pitched valiantly and only gave up three runs when he faced them last week.

He will be going up against Sonny Gray who has also pitched well this season with a 3-1 record and a 2.25 ERA. However he gave up three runs and took the loss in his last matchup against the Rangers, his first loss since September last year. Gray is pitching for an Oakland team who were swept by the Rangers in their last series and then struggled splitting four games with the Astros. The Rangers on the other hand have continued their strong form, which has seen them win seven of their last ten games. Because of this we can only see a Texas victory, with Yu Darvish building on his last outing against Oakland with an even stronger performance.

TIP: Texas Rangers WIN

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With two strong pitchers on the mound the total run line is always of interest, which sits at seven for this matchup. In games pitched by Yu Darvish this season three out of four games have been under seven (with one being a push). For Sonny Gray three out of five have gone under the total. With this in mind we have to back under seven runs and expect a pitchers duel.

TIP: Total Runs – Under 7


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