|MLB A’s vs. Rangers Picks & Predictions for Wednesday, September 26|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:00|
A's vs. Rangers MLB Free Pick
ARLINGTON, TX (ATS Consultants) – This is the third game of a three-game series. Jarrod Parker goes the mound for Oakland, while lefty Martin Perez takes the hill for the Rangers. The opening pitch starts at 8:05pmET from Rangers Park in Arlington.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Rangers as a -135 favorite over the Athletics. The total is 9.5 in most books. Oakland comes in with a 87-67 record and are 65-83 Under, while the Rangers are 91-63 overall and are 66-81 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rangers opened as a -140 favorite and moved to -135 in most books. The total started at 9.5 and remained there in most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 51% of public bettors favor the Rangers. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the. According to the latest MLB trends, Athletics are 10-2 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series, 8-2 in their last 10 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5, 10-3 in their last 13 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30, 12-4 in their last 16 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game, 11-4 in their last 15 Wednesday games, 19-7 in their last 26 games as an underdog of +110 to +150, 15-6 in their last 21 road games, 10-4 in their last 14 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game, 26-12 in their last 38 overall, 41-19 in their last 60 games following a win, 5-1 in Parker's last 6 starts during game 3 of a series. The Athletics are a half game behind the Orioles in the AL East wild card race but four games behind Texas in the AL West. They aren't likely to catch Texas, but they don't want to travel to Baltimore to win the wild card one-game playoff. Parker has been outstanding for Oakland all year and even better in his last three starts, posting a 2-0 record with a 1.64 ERA. Perez has some talent but is 0-2 in his last three starts with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.
WEDNESDAY MLB FREE PICK: OAKLAND A’S +125