Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Prediction 4/10/2024

The Oakland Athletics (4-7) travel to face off against the Texas Rangers (6-5) on Wednesday, April 10th. This game will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington and televised on BSSW. The Athletics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rangers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rangers. First pitch is set for 8:05 ET.

Athletics vs Rangers

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The Athletics took down the Rangers in the previous game of this series, winning by a score of 4-3. Heading into the game, the Rangers were the favorite at -210 on the money line.

Despite being outhit 7-5, the Athletics hit three home runs compared to two for the Rangers. Shea Langeliers was responsible for all three of the Athletics’ homers. As for the Rangers, both Jonah Heim and Evan Carter went deep.

Alex Wood got the start for the A’s and went four innings, giving up two earned runs. Michael Kelly got the win out of the bullpen, while Mason Miller picked up the save. Jose Leclerc was charged with the loss for Texas.

After dropping the first two games of the series, the Athletics have won three straight games, including the series opener against the Rangers. They are currently in 3rd place in the AL West, two games behind the Angels for 2nd place. Oakland has a 4-7 record overall and is 1-0 in division games.

Despite their overall record, the Athletics have played well on the road, going 3-1 compared to a 1-6 mark at home. They have also done well as the underdog, going 4-7, and have won three straight games as the road underdog.

The Athletics have been a solid bet against the run line this season, posting a 7-4 record through their first 11 games. They are 4-0 on the run line on the road, where they have a scoring margin of +2.5 runs per game. Their average run differential in wins is +3.0, while it drops to -4.4 in losses.

The Athletics’ games have seen an average of 7.9 runs scored per game, and their over/under record on the season is 6-4. Their average over/under line is 8 runs per game, and they have not had a line set at 9 runs yet this season. Their games have had an over/under line set at 9 runs 0 times this season, and their games have had an over/under line set below 9 runs 100% of the time.

Ross Stripling Gets The Start For The Athletics

Ross Stripling will be making his third start of the season for the Athletics, and it will be his first road start of the year. Stripling has gone 0-2 over his first two starts, with his most recent outing being a 7-1 loss to the Red Sox. He did strike out 8 batters in that game, but he gave up 3 hits and 1 earned run.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

When it comes to the Athletics’ hitting projections, we have J.D. Davis with the highest total hits projection on the team and the 22nd highest in the league today. If you’re looking for a player to hit a home run, Brent Rooker has the top odds on the team and the 7th best odds in today’s slate of games. Shea Langeliers is 2nd on the team in terms of home run projections and 11th best in the league. Zack Gelof is 2nd on the team in total hits projections.

After dropping three straight games, the Rangers have fallen into a tie for 1st place in the AL West with the Angels. They have a 6-5 record overall and are just 2-4 as the favorite this season. At home, they are 4-4 and have lost three straight games at home. Overall, they are 2-3 against the AL West.

So far in this series, the Rangers have dropped the first game and are 2-0-1 in series this season. They have a chance to get back on track against the Athletics, who are currently in 3rd place in the AL West.

When the Rangers win, they win big, with an average run margin of 5.3 runs per game. However, when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.0 runs per game. Their run line record as the favorite is just 1-5, while they are 4-1 against the run line as the underdog.

The Texas Rangers have had a combined run average of 9.5 runs per game this season, but their over/under record is just 5-6. Their games have had an average over/under line of 9 runs, and the over/under record when the line is set at 9 runs is 1-0. So far this season, 45.5% of their games have had over/under lines set at 9 runs, while 45.5% have had lines set at other totals.

Cody Bradford Gets The Start For The Rangers

Cody Bradford has been solid in his first two starts of the season for the Rangers, as he has picked up wins in both outings. His first start was at home against the Cubs, where he went 5 innings and gave up 2 earned runs. Then, in his last start, he went 7 2/3 innings, giving up just 1 earned run and striking out 4.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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When looking at the Rangers’ hitting projections for today’s game, we see that Corey Seager has the best chance to have a big day at the plate. Seager has the highest total hits projection on the team and the 16th best in the league today. His home run projection is 2nd on the team and 5th in the league. Adolis García is another player to watch, as he has the top home run projection on the team and the 3rd best in the league. Marcus Semien is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is 11th in the league.


Athletics vs Rangers Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Athletics vs. Rangers matchup is to take the Rangers to win at home. However, with the payout for a Rangers win being just -194, we actually prefer to take the over, with the line sitting at 9 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Ross Stripling is projected to finish with four strikeouts, and we have Cody Bradford ending with just three K’s. Offensively, we have the Rangers finishing with nine hits and the Athletics with nine.

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