Texas vs Oakland prediction. We have a betting prop in this game for Max Scherzer fans. Game time is starting soon.
In a game that is starting soon, the Texas Rangers will face the Oakland Athletics. There isn’t a lot of time before the 6:40 PM PT opening pitch. Accordingly, we’ll be concise in getting to the main point of this article, our Texas vs Oakland prediction. We’re recommending a betting prop for the game that focuses on Max Scherzer.
Texas vs Oakland: Starting Pitching
Tonight’s starting pitchers are Scherzer for Texas and JP Sears for the Athletics. The former is making his second start for the Rangers after tallying a win earlier this month to improve to 10-4. Sears is 2-8 on the season. Despite the relative records, in some ways, the two pitchers have comparable statistics.
Scherzer, who is still a formidable pitcher, boasts a 4.04 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and an impressive 130 strikeouts in just 113.2 innings pitched. His abilities on the mound remain undeniable, even at what can only be called the tail-end of his career.
Meanwhile, Sears, a worthy opponent, follows closely behind with a 4.07 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, and a commendable 111 strikeouts in 121.2 innings pitched. While not quite matching Scherzer’s numbers, Sears looks to be a force to be reckoned with in his own right. If he played on a decent team this season, he might just have a decent record.
Texas vs Oakland Prediction: Scherzer strikes out at least 8 batters
But if you look at the statistics, Scherzer is the one that gets the strikeouts. Furthermore, if you look at team statistics, you find that the Oakland Athletics strike out quite a lot. They are the 7th-worst team in Major League Baseball when it comes to striking out at the plate this season. Basically, you have a starting pitcher in Scherzer whose strength is the K. That’s also the weakness of the opposing team.
This upcoming game is a great chance for Scherzer to take some batters where they stand. Take OVER 7.5 strikeouts in the Player Props section at odds of +120 in the game for the Texas starter.
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