The Texas Rangers (76-64) hope to avoid their fifth straight defeat when they host the Oakland Athletics (44-97) Saturday at 7:05 PM ET on BSSW. The Rangers are listed as -241 favorites to snap their losing skid, while the Athletics are +197 underdogs.
Texas’ Nathan Eovaldi gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Sean Newcomb.
Rangers vs. Athletics Odds
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Rangers and Athletics Betting Trends
The Rangers are 56-42 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 57.1% of those games).
When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -241 or shorter, Texas has a record of 6-2 (75%).
The Athletics have entered the game as underdogs 139 times this season and won 43, or 30.9%, of those games.
Oakland has a record of 9-33, a 21.4% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +197 or more by bookmakers this season.
The Rangers have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 140 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 72 of those games (72-62-6).
Games involving the Athletics have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 74 of 141 chances this season.
Rangers Stats & Insights
The Rangers have the No. 3 offense in baseball scoring 5.5 runs per game (765 total runs).
Texas averages 1.4 home runs per game to rank seventh in MLB action with 197 total home runs.
The Rangers’ .266 batting average is second-best in MLB.
Texas strikes out 8.7 times per game, the No. 16 average in baseball.
The pitching staff for the Rangers has a collective 8.4 K/9, which ranks 21st in MLB.
Texas has a 4.32 team ERA that ranks 17th across all MLB pitching staffs.
Athletics Stats & Insights
The Athletics have scored the fewest runs in the league this season with just 521 (3.7 per game).
Oakland’s 149 home runs rank 22nd in Major League Baseball.
The Athletics rank last in MLB with a team batting average of just .224.
Oakland ranks 23rd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.1 Ks per contest.
The Athletics have an 8.2 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 25th in the majors.
Oakland has the 29th-ranked ERA (5.60) in the majors this season.
Rangers Key Players to Watch
The Rangers will send Eovaldi (11-4) out for his 21st start of the season. He is 11-4 with a 2.95 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 125 2/3 innings pitched.
Marcus Semien has been key for Texas with 22 home runs, 85 RBI and a batting average of .278 this season.
Corey Seager leads Texas in batting with a .336 average while slugging 29 homers and driving in 86 runs.
Nate Lowe has collected 150 base hits, an OBP of .371 and a slugging percentage of .435 this season.
Jonah Heim has 104 hits and an OBP of .322 to go with a slugging percentage of .448 this season.
Athletics Key Players to Watch
The Athletics will send out Newcomb for his first start of the season.
Esteury Ruiz paces the Athletics with a team-best batting average of .252.
Brent Rooker has put his power on display as he paces his team with 23 home runs and 57 RBI.
Tony Kemp has 13 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 40 walks while batting .215.
Ryan Noda has 20 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 66 walks while hitting .234.
Rangers and Athletics Injuries
Rangers: Josh Jung: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Adolis García: 10 Day IL (Knee), Josh Sborz: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brad Miller: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), 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), Freddy Tarnok: 15 Day IL (Calf), Angel Felipe: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), James Kaprielian: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Richard Lovelady: 60 Day IL (Arm), Yacksel Ríos: 60 Day IL (Finger)