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Rangers vs Athletics Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 17, 2022Last updated: Aug 17, 2022

The Rangers (52-63) will once again clash against the Athletics (41-75) in the second game of this double header on Wednesday, August 17 at Globe Life Field in Arlington. Each of these rivals will of course be searching for a win as they work their way through the final third of the regular season. Don’t miss the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. CT!

For their upcoming game, the Rangers have earned a win against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on Tuesday, the score was 1-5 in favor of the Rangers. The Rangers had two runs to the Athletics one run. Be sure to tune in and see how it all unfolds at Globe Life Field.

Rangers vs Athletics Prediction

The bookmakers at FanDuel think this should be a win for the Rangers, giving them -168 odds for victory. Conversely, Oakland is listed at +142. The predicted number of total runs in this ball game is 9.

The last time these two teams met, the Rangers beat the Athletics on Monday, by a 2-1 margin. Led by their top hitter, David Lowe, who has a batting average of .291, the team is currently batting .241 so far this season. In terms of defense, the team has put up an ERA of 4.07 and a .983 fielding percentage.

In their last showdown on Monday, the Athletics lost to the Rangers by a score of 2-1. So far this season, the team is currently batting .107, thanks in large part to their top hitter, Sean Murphy, who has a batting average of .251. Defensively, they have an ERA of 4.34 and a .983 fielding percentage. Be sure to take a look at our odds assessment and make your choices based on the teams’ recent performances!

The latest squad news is that the Rangers will play without Kole Calhoun (Heel), Elijah White (Wrist), Spencer Howard (Shoulder), Mitchell Garver (Forearm), Jonathan Gray (Side), Dennis Santana (Ankle) and Joseph Barlow (Blister). And the Athletics will play without Brent Honeywell Jr. (Elbow), Daulton Jefferies (Arm), Paul Blackburn (Finger), Ramón Laureano (Oblique) and Deolis Guerra (Elbow).

Moneyline Pick: Rangers (-168) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite looking at the betting market. In their last encounter against these opponents, the Rangers won 1-5.

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Rangers vs Athletics Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Texas (-168), Oakland (+142) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Texas -1.5 (+122), Oakland 1.5 (-146) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 9 Runs (-120), Over 9 Runs (-102) at FanDuel

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Rangers vs Athletics Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Rangers 0.28%, Athletics 0.07%
  • Win % as underdog: Rangers 0.49%, Athletics 0.54%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Texas 5-5, Oakland 2-8

Runline Pick: Rangers -1.5 Runs (+122) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Rangers will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 9 Total Runs (-120) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Rangers are averaging 3.9 runs per game over the span of their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Athletics have recorded 3.9 runs per game during the same timeframe.

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