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Athletics Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/26/2022

The Oakland Athletics (18-27) host the Texas Rangers (19-23) in AL West play on Thursday at 9:40 PM ET. Oakland’s (-123 to win) Frankie Montas gets the start against Texas’ (+102) Martin Perez.

The betting insights in the following article use the latest odds as of May 26, 2022 at 5:26 AM ET.

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Athletics vs Rangers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Montas (OAK) Pitcher Pérez (TEX)
2 – 4 W/L 3 – 2
50.2 IP 49.1
3.55 ERA 1.64
0.967 WHIP 0.993
9.8 K/9 6.9
2.3 BB/9 2.2

Athletics Probable Starter Frankie Montas

  • Montas (2-4 with a 3.55 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 50 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Athletics, his 10th of the season.
  • In his last outing on Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, the righty tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings while surrendering one hit.
  • The 29-year-old has a 3.55 ERA and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings in nine games this season.
  • Montás is trying to secure his sixth quality start of the season in this game.
  • He will take the hill against a Rangers offense that is hitting .224 as a unit (26th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .359 (22nd in MLB) with 45 total home runs (12th in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 29-year-old’s 3.55 ERA ranks 35th, .967 WHIP ranks 10th, and 9.8 K/9 ranks 17th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 26, 2022 at 5:26 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Montas

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kole Calhoun 18 .389 7 2 2 .421 1.254
Nathaniel Lowe 6 .167 1 0 1 .167 .500
Andy Ibáñez 6 .167 1 1 3 .167 .834
Marcus Semien 6 .167 1 0 0 .286 .453
Corey Seager 5 .600 3 0 4 .714 1.514
Adolis García 4 .500 2 0 1 .667 1.417
Eli White 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Mitch Garver 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brad Miller 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rangers Probable Starter Martin Pérez

  • Perez (3-2) will take the mound for the Rangers, his ninth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 9 2/3 innings without allowing a run on seven hits in a matchup with the Houston Astros.
  • The 31-year-old has pitched to a 1.64 ERA this season with 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.2 walks per nine across eight games.
  • He’s looking to extend his six-game quality start streak.
  • The Athletics rank 30th in MLB with a .212 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 29th in the league (.328) and 30 home runs.
  • The 31-year-old’s 1.64 ERA ranks third, .993 WHIP ranks 13th, and 6.9 K/9 ranks 46th among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 26, 2022 at 5:26 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Pérez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jed Lowrie 19 .526 10 0 5 .609 1.346
Chad Pinder 10 .500 5 1 1 .500 1.400
Elvis Andrus 7 .286 2 0 0 .375 .661
Sheldon Neuse 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Sean Murphy 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tony Kemp 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Cristian Pache 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Christian Bethancourt 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ramón Laureano 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have been the moneyline favorite eight total times this season. They’ve gone 4-4 in those games.
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -123 or shorter, Oakland has gone 4-3 (57.1%).
  • The Athletics have an implied moneyline win probability of 55.2% in this matchup.
  • Oakland has had an over/under set by bookmakers 46 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 19 of those games (19-25-2).
  • The Athletics have collected a 23-23-0 record ATS this season (covering 50% of the time).

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Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have entered the game as underdogs 32 times this season and won 15, or 46.9%, of those games.
  • Texas has entered 27 games this season as the underdog by +102 or more and is 14-13 in those contests.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rangers have a 49.5% chance to win.
  • So far this season, Texas and its opponents have hit the over in 16 of their 42 games with a total.
  • The Rangers are 25-17-0 ATS in their 42 games with a spread this season.

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Seth Brown has racked up 27 hits, a team-best for the Athletics, on the way to hitting .208 with eight doubles, two triples, five home runs and 11 walks.
  • Among the qualified batters in MLB action, Brown’s batting average ranks 147th, his on-base percentage ranks 148th, and he is 70th in the league in slugging.
  • Sean Murphy has 11 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 13 walks while batting .203.
  • Among qualified hitters, Murphy’s batting average ranks 153rd, his on-base percentage ranks 147th, and he is 121st in the league in slugging.
  • Murphy brings a six-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is batting .184 with a double, four walks and three RBI.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .227 with seven doubles, three home runs and 13 walks.
  • Tony Kemp’s .311 on-base percentage paces his team, and he has four doubles, a home run and 15 walks while batting .233.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 153 .203 19 4 20 .275 .641
Sheldon Neuse 148 .243 15 2 15 .300 .631
Tony Kemp 146 .233 15 1 8 .311 .592
Cristian Pache 134 .164 11 2 11 .200 .446
Elvis Andrus 132 .227 16 3 7 .301 .649
Seth Brown 130 .208 14 5 22 .273 .688
Chad Pinder 113 .239 10 4 13 .263 .661
Kevin Smith 109 .220 9 2 13 .243 .610
Jed Lowrie 93 .247 13 3 13 .327 .693
Christian Bethancourt 82 .232 12 0 8 .284 .589

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager leads Texas in OBP (.305), slugging percentage (.412) and OPS (.717) this season.
  • Seager is 98th in batting average, 107th in on-base percentage and 77th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Adolis Garcia is batting .209 with a .392 slugging percentage and 26 RBI this year.
  • Garcia ranks 145th in batting average, 161st in on-base percentage and 98th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • Jonah Heim has 24 hits this season and has a slash line of .273/.360/.500.
  • Kole Calhoun has 31 hits, which is tops among Texas hitters this season, while batting .254 with 12 extra-base hits.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 162 .185 14 0 10 .242 .489
Corey Seager 160 .238 20 8 20 .305 .717
Adolis García 158 .209 23 6 26 .257 .649
Nate Lowe 139 .245 11 2 12 .300 .617
Kole Calhoun 122 .254 15 7 16 .303 .778
Brad Miller 105 .229 10 6 20 .274 .684
Mitch Garver 100 .220 11 6 12 .298 .728
Andy Ibáñez 100 .180 10 1 5 .234 .464
Jonah Heim 88 .273 17 5 15 .360 .860
Eli White 66 .197 11 1 5 .293 .566

Athletics vs Rangers Player Props

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