At Arlington, TX, 12:05 p.m. PT
Rangers -105 vs A’s (9½)
(G. Smith vs S. Feldman)
Sorry about recommending CC Sabathia instead of the under against the Royal Flushes yesterday. Today we won’t make the same mistake. Oakland is 6-4 in starts by lefty Greg Smith, but the telling factor is in the totals. Each of Smith’s last six starts has been under the projected total. Smith’s last start was a 3-1 victory over Toronto and A.J. Burnett.
Texas counters with 6-foot-5 right-hander and former reliever Scott Feldman, who comes off a 5-2 loss in Cleveland to Cliff Lee. Texas is just 1-4 with Feldman, but four of those five games went under the total. So rather than chance a side, we’ll take the Sid Diamond route and look at totals. In this case, we’ll put our money on what is a very generous 9½. UNDER.