Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Prediction 4/9/2024

The Oakland Athletics (3-7) travel to face off against the Texas Rangers (6-4) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington and televised on NSPCA. 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 Tigers. First pitch is set for 8:05 ET.

Athletics vs Rangers

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The Athletics Are Coming Off A Win

The Athletics and Tigers close out their series with Oakland picking up a 7-1 win on the road. This game was closer than the final score indicates, as the Athletics were only winning 2-1 heading into the 9th before they scored five times in their half of the 9th. On the money line, the Athletics were at +175 underdogs.

Joe Boyle didn’t give up a run or a hit in his start for the Athletics, going five innings and striking out six. He did struggle with his command, giving up three walks. At the plate, Zack Gelof had a huge game, going 4/5 with a homer and four RBIs. Abraham Toro also went 2/4 with a run scored and drove in one run.

Alex Wood Gets The Start For The Athletics

Alex Wood will be making his first road start of the season for the Athletics, as he faces the Rangers. He has started two games so far this season, with his most recent outing coming at home against the Red Sox. In that game, he went 5 innings, allowing 3 earned runs and striking out 7.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

For the Athletics, Zack Gelof has the highest total hits projection on the team and has the 12th best odds to hit a home run in today’s slate of games. Brent Rooker is our top projected home run hitter for the Athletics, as his home run projection is 9th best in today’s games. Shea Langeliers is 2nd on the team in terms of home run projections and 12th overall in today’s games. J.D. Davis has the 15th best odds to hit a home run today.

The Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

Even though the Rangers’ offense scored five runs in their previous game vs. Houston, they still lost the game by a score of 10-5. This was a bag performance all around, as their offense finished with a total of eight hits and didn’t have any timely hitting, as they didn’t score their first run until the 2nd inning and were already losing 4-0 at that point.

Andrew Heaney didn’t give up a run in the 1st inning for the Rangers, but he finished the game by going 3 2/3 innings and giving up a total of six earned runs. He also allowed four free passes.

Nathan Eovaldi Gets The Start For The Rangers

Nathan Eovaldi is getting the start for the Rangers at home against the Athletics. Eovaldi has been solid in his first two starts, picking up a win in his last outing against the Rays, where he went 7 innings and struck out 8. He also went 6 innings in his first start, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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For the Rangers, we like Adolis García to have a big game at the plate. He has the highest home run projection on the team and is 2nd in the league in terms of home run projections today. Corey Seager has the 14th highest hits projection in the league today, and Wyatt Langford is 15th in terms of total hits projections.


Athletics vs Rangers Prediction


Our predicted final score for this one is 5-4 in favor of the Rangers, and with the money line payout for the Rangers being -229, we recommend taking the over at 8.5 runs. The payout for the over is -123, and we have the Rangers winning by a single run.

Looking at today’s starters, we have Nathan Eovaldi finishing with seven strikeouts compared to Alex Wood with six. Eovaldi is also projected to give up more runs than Wood, but he has the edge in terms of strikeouts.

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