Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, May 11, 2023

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Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, May 11, 2023

MLB Predictions

Expect a display of power when Adolis Garcia (9 HR) and the Texas Rangers (22-14) take on Brent Rooker (10 HR) and the Oakland Athletics (8-30) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum at 9:40 PM ET live on NBCS-CA. Garcia and the Rangers are -272 favorites on the moneyline for the matchup.

Nathan Eovaldi gets the starting nod for Texas while Luis Medina is Oakland’s starter for the contest.

Rangers vs. Athletics Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -272
  • Athletics odds to win: +218
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Athletics?

Rangers and Athletics Betting Trends

The Rangers have gone 11-8 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 57.9% of those games).

Texas has played as moneyline favorites of -272 or shorter in just two games this season, which it won both.

This season, the Athletics have won eight out of the 37 games, or 21.6%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

This season, Oakland has been at least a +218 underdog on the moneyline six times, losing each of those contests.

In the 36 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Rangers, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-14-1).

The Athletics and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 24 of their 38 opportunities.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers score the second-most runs in baseball (227 total, 6.3 per game).

Texas is eighth-best in baseball with 47 total home runs.

The Rangers rank fifth in the majors with a .265 batting average.

Texas strikes out 9.3 times per game, the No. 18 mark in baseball.

The 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Rangers pitching staff ranks 17th in MLB.

Texas has the ninth-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.71).

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics have scored the 27th-most runs in the league this season with just 147 (3.9 per game).

Oakland has hit 43 homers this season, which ranks 12th in the majors.

The Athletics have a team batting average of .232 this season, which ranks 25th among MLB teams.

Oakland ranks just 26th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.3 whiffs per contest.

The Athletics strike out just 7.5 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Oakland has pitched to a 7.43 ERA this season, which ranks 30th in baseball.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

Eovaldi makes the start for the Rangers, his eighth of the season. He is 4-2 with a 3.22 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings pitched.

Marcus Semien has been key for Texas with six home runs, 30 RBI and a batting average of .290 this season.

Garcia leads Texas in home runs with nine and runs batted in with 36.

Jonah Heim is batting .315 to lead Texas, while adding six homers and 28 runs batted in this season.

Nate Lowe has collected 37 hits this season and has an OBP of .335. He’s slugging .420 on the year.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics will send out Medina for his first start of the season.

Rooker has a team-best batting average of .317, and paces the Athletics in home runs (10) and runs batted in (26).

Esteury Ruiz is batting .265 with nine doubles, a triple and four walks.

Ryan Noda is batting .244 with eight doubles, a triple, three home runs and 26 walks.

Shea Langeliers is batting .227 with two doubles, a triple, six home runs and nine walks.

Rangers and Athletics Injuries

Rangers: Travis Jankowski: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Jacob deGrom: 15 Day IL (Elbow), 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: Aledmys Díaz: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Trevor May: 15 Day IL (Personal), Adrian Martinez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Mason Miller: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Manny Piña: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Ramón Laureano: day-to-day (Head)

Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 9, Athletics 7
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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