Athletics vs. Rangers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/23/2022

by | Apr 23, 2022

Seeking their eighth win of the year, the Oakland Athletics (7-7) are favorites (-129) on the moneyline when they take on the Texas Rangers (3-9) Saturday at 4:07 PM ET. Frankie Montas starts for Oakland while Martin Perez is Texas’ starter for the contest.

Athletics vs. Rangers Spread and Betting Line

Athletics vs Rangers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Athletics -129 +108 7.5 -100 -120 -1.5 +166 -201

Computer Predictions for Athletics vs. Rangers

Our computer pick: Texas Rangers (+108) and Over (7.5)

Athletics vs. Rangers Game Info

  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Frankie Montas
  • Texas Rangers probable starting pitcher: Martín Pérez
  • Game Day: Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:07 PM ET
  • Location: Oakland, California
  • Stadium: Oakland Coliseum

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Pitching Matchup

Montas Pérez
3 GS 2
2-1 W-L 0-2
3.63 ERA 6.75
17.1 IP 8.0
3 BB 4
17 SO 7

Athletics Starter Frankie Montas

  • Montas gets the start for the Athletics, his fourth of the season. He is 2-1 with a 3.63 ERA and 17 strikeouts through 17 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Tuesday, the righty threw six innings against the Baltimore Orioles, allowing one earned run while surrendering two hits.
  • The 29-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.63, with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in three games this season. Opponents have a .200 batting average against him.
  • Montás is looking to claim his third straight quality start in this outing.
  • Montás is looking for his fourth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.2 innings per appearance on the hill.
  • He will take the mound against a Rangers offense that ranks 18th in MLB with 95 total hits (on a .231 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .352 (16th in MLB) with 11 total home runs (16th in MLB).
  • The 29-year-old ranks 41st in ERA (3.63), 16th in WHIP (.923), and 22nd in K/9 (8.8) among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season.

Rangers Starter Martín Pérez

  • The Rangers will send Perez to the mound for his third start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw four innings, giving up three earned runs while allowing five hits against the Los Angeles Angels.
  • He has pitched to a 6.75 ERA this season with 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 4.5 walks per nine across two games.
  • The Athletics rank 13th in MLB with 54 runs scored this season. They have a .208 batting average this campaign with 10 home runs (21st in the league).

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have entered the game as favorites four times this season and won three of those games.
  • Oakland is 2-1 this season when entering a game favored by -129 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 56.3% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in six of their 14 games with a total this season.
  • The Athletics have an ATS record of 8-6-0 in 14 games with a spread this season.

Rangers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rangers have won in two of the nine contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This year, Texas has won two of six games when listed as at least +108 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rangers have a 48.1% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Texas and their opponents have gone over in seven of their 12 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Rangers have posted a record of 4-8-0 against the spread this season.

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Sean Murphy has gone yard three times in the 2022 campaign while knocking in 10 runs, both totals that lead the Athletics.
  • Murphy ranks 14th in homers and 12th in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Tony Kemp is hitting .273 to pace his team.
  • Kemp is 204th in homers in MLB, and 227th in RBI.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .174 with three doubles and seven walks.
  • Cristian Pache is hitting .200 with a double, two home runs and a walk.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Sean Murphy 14 .259 .293 .556 3 10 14
Tony Kemp 13 .273 .385 .295 0 2 12
Elvis Andrus 14 .174 .283 .239 0 0 8
Cristian Pache 14 .200 .217 .356 2 6 9
Seth Brown 14 .182 .245 .318 1 9 8

Rangers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Nate Lowe leads the Rangers with eight runs batted in while putting up a team-high batting average of .413.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Lowe ranks 90th in home runs and 35th in RBI.
  • Lowe takes a hitting streak of five games into this game. In his last five games he is batting .474 with a double, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
  • Adolis Garcia has racked up a team-best two home runs.
  • Garcia is currently 40th in home runs and 44th in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Andy Ibanez is batting .220 with two doubles, a home run and a walk.
  • Brad Miller has swatted a team- leading two long balls.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Nate Lowe 12 .413 .460 .522 1 8 19
Adolis García 12 .174 .264 .348 2 7 8
Andy Ibáñez 11 .220 .238 .341 1 5 9
Brad Miller 9 .214 .258 .464 2 6 6
Jonah Heim 5 .294 .400 .529 1 4 5

Betting Tips for Athletics vs. Rangers

We have the Rangers on the moneyline at +108 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

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