Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/24/2022

by | Apr 24, 2022

The Texas Rangers (5-9) will look to complete a series sweep as they take a 2-0 lead into their final matchup against the Oakland Athletics (8-8) at 4:07 PM ET Sunday from Oakland Coliseum. The Rangers are favored (-120) by oddsmakers. Texas’ Garrett Richards gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Cole Irvin.

Rangers vs. Athletics Spread and Betting Line

Rangers vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rangers -120 +101 8 -106 -113 -1.5 +138 -162

Computer Predictions for Rangers vs. Athletics

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+101) and Over (8)

Rangers vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Texas Rangers probable starting pitcher: Garrett Richards
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Cole Irvin
  • Game Day: Sunday, April 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:07 PM ET
  • Location: Oakland, California
  • Stadium: Oakland Coliseum

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Richards Irvin
0 GS 3
0-0 W-L 1-1
4.50 ERA 4.32
4.0 IP 16.2
4 BB 3
4 SO 10

Rangers Starter Garrett Richards

  • Richards makes his first start of the season for the Rangers.
  • The 33-year-old right-hander has four appearances out of the bullpen this season.
  • In his four appearances this season, opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of only .154 against him. He has a 4.50 ERA and averages 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Athletics rank seventh in run scoring in the league (67) this season and are batting .210 while hitting 14 home runs (ninth in the league).

Athletics Starter Cole Irvin

  • The Athletics’ Irvin (1-1) will make his fourth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw five innings against the Baltimore Orioles, giving up one earned run while allowing six hits.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in three games this season with an ERA of 4.32, a 3.333 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.260.
  • In three starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in one of them.
  • Irvin has three starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • The Rangers are batting .235 this season, 12th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .356 (16th in the league) with 13 home runs.
  • The 28-year-old ranks 47th in ERA (4.32), 41st in WHIP (1.260), and 52nd in K/9 (5.4) among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.

Rangers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rangers have been favorites in three games this season and won one (33.3%) of those contests.
  • Texas has a record of 1-2 when favored by -120 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Rangers have a 54.5% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Games involving Texas have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in eight of 14 chances this season.
  • The Rangers are 6-8-0 ATS in their 14 games with a spread this season.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have been victorious in five, or 45.5%, of the 11 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Oakland has a win-loss record of 5-6 when favored by +101 or worse by sportsbooks this year.
  • The Athletics have an implied victory probability of 49.8% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Contests with Oakland have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in seven of 16 chances this season.
  • The Athletics are 9-7-0 against the spread in their 16 games that had a posted line this season.

Rangers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Nate Lowe paces the Rangers in runs batted in (nine) and has accumulated a team-best batting average of .382.
  • Among all batters in baseball, Lowe’s home run total ranks him 103rd, and his RBI tally ranks him 28th.
  • Lowe has collected a hit in five straight games. In his last five games he is batting .400 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Jonah Heim has hit two home runs with nine RBI. Both lead his team.
  • Adolis Garcia has launched a team-high two homers.
  • Garcia is on a three-game hitting streak entering this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .278 with two doubles, a walk and two RBI.
  • Corey Seager has a double, a home run and four walks while hitting .259.
  • Seager has recorded at least one hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .200 with a walk and an RBI.
Nate Lowe 14 .382 .424 .491 1 9 21
Jonah Heim 7 .364 .440 .682 2 9 8
Adolis García 14 .196 .300 .353 2 7 10
Corey Seager 13 .259 .305 .333 1 8 14
Brad Miller 11 .222 .256 .417 2 8 8

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Sean Murphy has hit a team-high three home runs.
  • In all of MLB, Murphy ranks 16th in homers and 11th in RBI.
  • Tony Kemp has a double and eight walks while hitting .264.
  • Kemp ranks 218th in homers and 242nd in RBI among all major league batters this year.
  • Elvis Andrus is hitting .208 with four doubles, a home run and eight walks.
  • Seth Brown has put up a team-best 12 runs batted in.
Sean Murphy 16 .242 .284 .532 3 11 15
Tony Kemp 15 .264 .361 .283 0 2 14
Elvis Andrus 16 .208 .311 .340 1 3 11
Seth Brown 15 .188 .259 .375 2 12 9
Sheldon Neuse 14 .311 .380 .400 1 8 14

Betting Tips for Rangers vs. Athletics

Our best bet is the Athletics on the moneyline at +101 after analyzing all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will over the total of 8 runs.

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