Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 23, 2023

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Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 23, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers (13-7) will look to Adolis Garcia (three-homer game last time out) to lead them in a matchup against the Oakland Athletics (4-17) Sunday at 2:35 PM ET on BSSW. The Rangers are -371 favorites for the contest, according to sportsbooks.

Texas’ Jacob deGrom and Oakland’s Kyle Muller have been named the starters for this contest.

Rangers vs. Athletics Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -371
  • Athletics odds to win: +293
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 7 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023
  • Time: 2:35 PM ET
  • TV: BSSW

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Athletics?

Rangers and Athletics Betting Trends

The Rangers have won 66.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (8-4).

Texas has ynot played as moneyline favorites of -371 or shorter.

This season, the Athletics have won four out of the 21 games, or 19%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Oakland has not been a bigger underdog this season than the +293 moneyline set for this game.

The Rangers have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 20 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 14 of those games (14-6-0).

So far this season, the Athletics and their opponents have hit the over in 14 of their 21 games with a total.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers are the second-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 6.7 runs per game (134 total).

Texas averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank ninth in MLB action with 26 total home runs.

The Rangers’ .260 batting average is sixth-best in MLB.

Texas strikes out 8.4 times per game to rank sixth in MLB.

The Rangers pitching staff ranks ninth in MLB with a collective 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

Texas has the eighth-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.49).

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 27th with just 73 total runs (3.5 per game) this season.

Oakland’s 19 home runs rank 22nd in Major League Baseball.

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

Oakland ranks 15th in strikeouts per game (8.7) among MLB offenses.

The Athletics have a 7.3 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in baseball.

Oakland has pitched to an 8.08 ERA this season, which ranks 30th in baseball.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

deGrom (1-0) takes the mound for the Rangers in his fifth start of the season. He has a 3.48 ERA in 20 2/3 innings pitched, with 32 strikeouts.

Garcia is batting .260 this season with a team-high seven home runs and 28 RBI.

Marcus Semien is batting .296 to lead Texas, while adding four homers and 20 runs batted in this season.

Jonah Heim is slashing .314/.417/.608 this season for the Rangers.

Nate Lowe is batting .256 with an OBP of .311 and a slugging percentage of .415 this season.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics will send Muller (0-1) to the mound for his fifth start this season.

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

Esteury Ruiz is hitting .296 to lead his team.

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

Shea Langeliers has two doubles, three home runs and four walks while batting .230.

Rangers and Athletics Injuries

Rangers: Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), 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)

Athletics: Ramón Laureano: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), 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 7 runs
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