Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 22, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers (12-7), led by the red-hot Jonah Heim and his two-game homer streak, are -255 favorites to pick up a win over the Oakland Athletics (4-16) Saturday at 7:05 PM ET, live from Globe Life Field and broadcast on BSSW.

Andrew Heaney will get the ball for Texas while Oakland will counter with Shintaro Fujinami.

Rangers vs. Athletics Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -255
  • Athletics odds to win: +208
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • TV: BSSW

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Athletics?

Rangers and Athletics Betting Trends

The Rangers have put together a 7-4 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 63.6% of those games).

Texas has played as moneyline favorites of -255 or shorter in only one game this season, which it won.

The Athletics have entered the game as underdogs 20 times this season and won four, or 20%, of those games.

This season, Oakland has been at least a +208 underdog on the moneyline three times, losing each of those contests.

The Rangers have had an over/under set by bookmakers 19 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 13 of those games (13-6-0).

Games involving the Athletics have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 13 of 20 chances this season.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers have the No. 2 offense in baseball scoring 6.1 runs per game (116 total runs).

Texas is 15th in MLB play with 22 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.

The Rangers’ .249 batting average ranks 12th in the majors.

Texas strikes out 8.5 times per game, the eighth-best mark in baseball.

The 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Rangers pitching staff ranks ninth in MLB.

Texas has the eighth-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.51).

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 26th with just 70 total runs (3.5 per game) this season.

Oakland has hit 18 homers this season, which ranks 23rd in the majors.

The Athletics have a team batting average of just .225 this season, which ranks 27th among MLB teams.

Oakland ranks 17th with an average of 8.7 strikeouts per game.

The Athletics average just 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in the league.

Oakland has pitched to a 7.53 ERA this season, which ranks 30th in baseball.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

Heaney (1-1) takes the mound for the Rangers in his fourth start of the season. He has a 4.97 ERA in 12 2/3 innings pitched, with 16 strikeouts.

Marcus Semien leads Texas in homers with four while also maintaining a team-best .282 batting average.

Heim leads Texas in home runs with four while driving in 14 runs and slugging .592.

Nate Lowe is slashing .244/.294/.410 this season for the Rangers.

Adolis Garcia leads Texas in home runs (four) and runs batted in (20) this season while batting .208.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

Fujinami (0-3) will take to the mound for the Athletics and make his fourth start of the season.

Brent Rooker leads the Athletics with four home runs and 11 runs batted in.

Esteury Ruiz’s .299 batting average leads his team.

Tony Kemp is hitting .162 with two doubles, a home run and nine walks.

Shea Langeliers is hitting .237 with two doubles, three home runs and three walks.

Rangers and Athletics Injuries

Rangers: Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Leody Taveras: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat), Jacob deGrom: day-to-day (Wrist)

Athletics: Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Ramón Laureano: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Trevor May: 15 Day IL (Personal), Domingo Acevedo: 15 Day IL (Back), Drew Rucinski: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 6, Athletics 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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