Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, May 14, 2023

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Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, May 14, 2023

MLB Predictions

Nate Lowe (12 games) will look to add to his hitting streak when the Texas Rangers (24-15) and Oakland Athletics (9-32) meet Sunday at 4:07 PM ET, live on NBCS-CA from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Lowe and the Rangers are favored by bookmakers with -158 odds on the moneyline.

Texas’ Andrew Heaney and Oakland’s JP Sears have been named the starters for this contest.

Rangers vs. Athletics Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -158
  • Athletics odds to win: +135
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Athletics?

Rangers and Athletics Betting Trends

The Rangers have compiled a 13-9 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 59.1% of those games).

Texas has gone 10-3 (winning 76.9% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -158 or shorter.

This season, the Athletics have won nine out of the 40 games, or 22.5%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Oakland has a record of 7-23, a 23.3% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +135 or more by sportsbooks this season.

The Rangers have played in 39 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 22 times (22-16-1).

Games involving the Athletics have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 25 of 41 chances this season.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers have the No. 2 offense in MLB play scoring 6.2 runs per game (243 total runs).

Texas averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank eighth in MLB play with 51 total home runs.

The Rangers are fifth in MLB with a .265 batting average.

Texas strikes out 9.3 times per game to rank 25th in baseball.

The Rangers pitching staff is 15th in MLB with a collective 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

Texas’ 3.63 team ERA ranks eighth across all MLB pitching staffs.

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics have scored 156 runs (just 3.8 per game) this season, which ranks 26th in MLB.

Oakland has hit 47 homers this season, which ranks 11th in the majors.

The Athletics rank 25th in MLB with a .231 team batting average.

Oakland ranks just 29th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.2 whiffs per contest.

The Athletics average just 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 28th in the league.

Oakland has the 30th-ranked ERA (7.20) in the majors this season.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

Heaney (2-3 with a 5.25 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Rangers, his eighth of the season.

Marcus Semien is batting .288 with seven home runs and 33 RBI for Texas this season.

Adolis Garcia is batting .243 this season with a team-high nine home runs and 37 RBI.

Lowe has 41 hits this season and a slash line of .265/.343/.452.

Jonah Heim leads Texas with a batting average of .317. He’s also hit six home runs with 29 RBI.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics’ Sears (0-3) will make his eighth start of the season.

Brent Rooker has put up a team-high batting average of .316, while leading the Athletics in home runs (11) and runs batted in (29).

Esteury Ruiz has 10 doubles, a triple, a home run and six walks while batting .277.

Ryan Noda is hitting .224 with eight doubles, a triple, three home runs and 27 walks.

Shea Langeliers is batting .223 with two doubles, a triple, six home runs and 10 walks.

Rangers and Athletics Injuries

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

Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 6, Athletics 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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