The A’s are set to send unbeaten Trevor Cahill to the mound while the Rangers counter with C.J. Wilson. Since the Rangers are at home they will be small favorites in baseball betting odds in this contest.
MLB gambling numbers are definitely interesting to consider in this game on Monday night because of the starting pitchers. Cahill has been nothing short of brilliant so far this season. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in six of his first seven starts. He shut down the red-hot Indians last time out as he held them to one run and five hits in seven innings.
Cahill is 5-0 on the season with a 1.79 ERA. In his last three starts he has been almost unhittable with a 3-0 record and an ERA of 0.90. He also has excellent numbers in his career against the Rangers with a record of 7-2 and an ERA of 2.27.
The A’s might be favored in baseball betting odds if they weren’t going against C.J. Wilson on Monday night. Wilson might be the one pitcher that can keep the Rangers in the game against Cahill.
He is 4-1 on the season with a 2.92 ERA. He threw a complete game last time out against Seattle as he allowed just two runs while striking out 12. He has 34 strikeouts in his last 30 innings. Wilson is just 2-4 in his career against the A’s with a 4.13 ERA.
The A’s have been leading the league in ERA but they have really struggled to score runs as they are near the bottom of the league. If Oakland could find some offense they might actually be able to challenge Texas in the division. The Rangers have been in the top 10 in runs scored even without Josh Hamilton but their pitching has been average at best.
The A’s and Rangers have split their last ten games in Texas in MLB betting. This will be the first time the teams have played at Texas this season. Last year it was back and forth between the two teams in Arlington with the Rangers winning five of the nine games. The Rangers were favored in MLB gambling in every one of those games.
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