Today's Free Picks for
Posted at 11:15 AM EST.
8:05 PM EST. Just in case Brett Anderson’s (LHP - OAK) 4.6 K’s/9, 12 K’s and 12 BB’s over his last 29 frames or 5.13 xERA weren't enough to scare you away, he left his last start with discomfort in his right oblique. Anderson spent 243 days on the DL in 2016 & 2017 combined and never was much of a strikeout guy to begin with. However, we don’t care, as the Rangers have somehow managed to fluke out a 32-28 record thus far with a 22-10 home record and we promise you that regression is coming. This is a bad baseball team with a good record and we’ll be fading the Rangers all weekend long for that reason and for one other reason as well.
This weekend, starting with today’s luncheon, the Rangers are retiring Adrian Beltre’s number. About one hour before tomorrow night’s game is the official on-field ceremony but the player obligations start today. Adrian Beltre was a big deal in Texas for years and many players on today’s roster played with him. In any case, it’s a big distraction and it takes focus away from the actual game. The Athletics are the perfect team to take advantage of a distracted and overrated team.
Lance Lynn (RHP - TEX) has been ramping up the strikeouts lately, with 11.1 K’s/9 and a 12% swing & miss rate over his last five games but don’t buy into it. His last four games started were against K.C. twice and Seattle twice. The M’s swing at everything while K.C has the worst record in the majors with 19 wins in 62 games. Lynn also faced Toronto six games back and Texas won that game 8-5. Lance Lynn has some skewed numbers this year becauase he's faced dregs all year but when he faces strong teams the results look much different. Take the last time he faced Oakland for example, in Oakland. The A’s beat the Rangers 11-3 that day with Lance Lynn giving up nine hits and eight runs in 3.1 innings. Overall, the A's are a tougher-than-average team to strike out (78% contact rate), and they boast a .790 OPS and a strong 111 PX (Power Index) on the road. Fade Texas and fade Lynn. A’s on the reverse run line is worth putting in a parlay or two also.
Open an account today at and take advantage of their -104 style pricing on sides and totals, which is 60% better than other sportsbooks
Oakland +105 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.10)