After a four-hit game in a loss to the Astros, Marcus Semien leads the Texas Rangers (76-63) as -249 favorites against the Oakland Athletics (43-97). Action gets underway from Globe Life Field at 8:05 PM ET on Friday, live on BSSW.
Jordan Montgomery will get the ball for Texas while Oakland will counter with Paul Blackburn.
Rangers vs. Athletics Odds
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Rangers and Athletics Betting Trends
The Rangers have been favored on the moneyline 97 total times this season. They’ve gone 56-41 in those games.
Texas has a 6-1 record (winning 85.7% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -249 or shorter.
The Athletics have won 42, or 30.4%, of the 138 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
Oakland has a record of 8-30, a 21.1% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +205 or more by sportsbooks this season.
The Rangers have had an over/under set by bookmakers 139 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 71 of those games (71-62-6).
The Athletics’ games have gone over the total in 73 of their 140 chances.
Rangers Stats & Insights
The Rangers are the third-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 5.5 runs per game (762 total).
Texas averages 1.4 home runs per game to rank seventh in MLB play with 196 total home runs.
The Rangers are second in MLB with a .266 batting average.
Texas’ 8.7 strikeouts per game rank 16th in baseball.
The Rangers pitching staff ranks 21st in MLB with a collective 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
Texas has the 17th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.30).
Athletics Stats & Insights
The Athletics are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking last with just 515 total runs (3.7 per game) this season.
Oakland has hit 147 homers this season, which ranks 22nd in the majors.
The Athletics have a team batting average of just .224 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
Oakland ranks 23rd with an average of 9.1 strikeouts per game.
The Athletics average the 25th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.2) in the league this season.
Oakland has pitched to a 5.62 ERA this season, which ranks 29th in baseball.
Rangers Key Players to Watch
Montgomery (8-10) gets the starting nod for the Rangers in his 28th start of the season. He has a 3.46 ERA in 156 2/3 innings pitched, with 138 strikeouts.
Semien has been key for Texas with 160 hits, an OBP of .350 plus a slugging percentage of .463.
Corey Seager leads Texas in batting with a .337 average while slugging 28 homers and driving in 84 runs.
Nate Lowe is slashing .276/.370/.435 this season for the Rangers.
Jonah Heim has 104 hits and an OBP of .324 to go with a slugging percentage of .452 this season.
Athletics Key Players to Watch
The Athletics will hand the ball to Blackburn (4-4) for his 17th start of the season.
Esteury Ruiz paces the Athletics with a .250 batting average.
Brent Rooker has put his power on display as he leads his team with 23 home runs and 57 runs batted in.
Tony Kemp has 13 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 39 walks while hitting .215.
Ryan Noda is hitting .234 with 19 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 66 walks.
Rangers and Athletics Injuries
Rangers: Josh Jung: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Adolis García: 10 Day IL (Knee), Brad Miller: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Sborz: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
Athletics: JJ Bleday: 10 Day IL (Knee), Austin Pruitt: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Angel Felipe: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Tarnok: 15 Day IL (Calf), James Kaprielian: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Richard Lovelady: 60 Day IL (Arm), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Yacksel Ríos: 60 Day IL (Finger)