Athletics Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 14, 2021

Written By Staff on August 14, 2021

The Oakland Athletics (67-49) visit the Texas Rangers (41-75) at 7:05 PM ET on Saturday, providing a matchup between two top-10 sluggers. Matt Olson has 29 homers (third in league) for the Athletics, while Adolis Garcia is ninth with 25 dingers for the Rangers. James Kaprielian takes the mound first for Oakland (-190 to win), and Jordan Lyles is Texas’ (+160) pick to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 13, 2021, 11:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Athletics vs Rangers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kaprielian (OAK) Pitcher Lyles (TEX)
6 – 4 W/L 5 – 9
78.1 IP 125.1
3.22 ERA 5.46
1.140 WHIP 1.480
9.5 K/9 7.2
3.3 BB/9 3.1

Athletics Probable Starter James Kaprielian

  • Kaprielian makes the start for the Athletics, his 15th of the season. He is 6-4 with a 3.22 ERA and 83 strikeouts over 78 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Sunday against the Rangers, when he tossed six innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • The opposing Rangers offense has the 29th-ranked slugging percentage (.367) and is 24th in MLB play with 126 home runs. They have a collective .222 batting average, and are 29th in the league with 849 total hits and 29th in MLB action scoring 435 runs.
  • The Athletics have a 5-4 record in Kaprielian’s nine starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 13, 2021 at 11:51 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Kaprielian

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Adolis García 12 .250 3 2 2 .250 1.083
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 11 .182 2 0 0 .182 .637
Nate Lowe 9 .222 2 0 1 .364 .697
Brock Holt 9 .000 0 0 0 .100 .100
Jonah Heim 8 .250 2 0 2 .250 .750
Andy Ibáñez 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jason Martin 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Yonny Hernandez 2 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
DJ Peters 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rangers Probable Starter Jordan Lyles

  • The Rangers will send Lyles (5-9) to the mound for his 23rd start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw 5 1/3 innings against the Athletics, giving up six earned runs while allowing 10 hits.
  • The Athletics are batting .237 this season, 21st in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .407 (15th in the league) with 143 home runs.
  • His team is 9-12 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 13, 2021 at 11:51 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Lyles

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Elvis Andrus 30 .367 11 0 0 .406 .839
Starling Marte 16 .312 5 0 1 .389 .701
Josh Harrison 16 .500 8 0 2 .500 1.062
Sean Murphy 13 .385 5 1 4 .385 1.077
Matt Chapman 12 .167 2 0 1 .214 .464
Matt Olson 12 .167 2 0 1 .286 .536
Mitch Moreland 11 .091 1 0 0 .231 .322
Mark Canha 11 .364 4 0 3 .385 .840
Jed Lowrie 9 .222 2 0 3 .364 .586
Seth Brown 5 .200 1 1 1 .200 1.000

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics’ offense is averaging 4.9 runs in road games and 4.3 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Athletics rank 13th in runs scored with 530, 4.6 per game.
  • The Athletics are 47-30 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 61% of those games).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -190 or shorter, Oakland has an 11-2 record (winning 84.6% of its games).
  • Oakland has played in 113 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 53 times (53-58-2).
  • Oakland went 7-2 across the nine games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
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Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have scored the 29th-most runs in the league this season with just 435 (3.8 per game).
  • They’ve scored 3.9 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 3.6 per contest on the road.
  • This season, the Rangers have been the underdog 97 times and won 33, or 34%, of those games.
  • Texas is 8-19 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +160 or more on the moneyline.
  • Texas and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 55 of their 116 opportunities.
  • Texas has played as the underdog in nine of its past 10 games and has gone 2-7 in those contests.

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Olson has racked up a team-high 29 home runs and 77 runs batted in.
  • Olson ranks third in HR (29), eighth in RBI (77), 18th in OBP (.370), and 13th in SLG (.571) among qualified batters in MLB play.
  • Jed Lowrie is hitting .253 with 20 doubles, 13 home runs and 41 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Lowrie falls outside the MLB leaders in hits and batting average.

Athletics Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Olson 399 .283 74 29 77 .370 .941
Matt Chapman 399 .216 56 14 52 .314 .680
Elvis Andrus 394 .231 44 3 28 .277 .584
Jed Lowrie 379 .253 50 13 61 .328 .737
Mark Canha 352 .247 69 11 40 .379 .794
Josh Harrison 320 .294 39 6 38 .366 .800
Sean Murphy 308 .224 36 13 52 .318 .737
Yan Gomes 243 .272 35 11 43 .311 .776
Starling Marte 232 .306 52 7 25 .402 .855
Tony Kemp 222 .252 36 4 19 .370 .748

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Nate Lowe has been key for Texas with 12 home runs, 52 RBI and a batting average of .251 this season.
  • Lowe’s SLG and OBP are not in the top 25 in MLB among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Garcia is batting .245 this season with a team-high 25 home runs and 69 RBI.
  • Garcia ranks ninth in HR (25), and 20th in RBI (69) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Rangers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 462 .260 52 7 38 .292 .653
Adolis García 404 .245 53 25 69 .289 .769
Nate Lowe 399 .251 46 12 52 .350 .736
Charlie Culberson 203 .241 19 4 18 .295 .669
Jonah Heim 200 .205 18 8 21 .245 .620
Jose Trevino 191 .220 14 3 17 .240 .538
Brock Holt 190 .200 18 2 16 .282 .577
Andy Ibáñez 154 .201 15 4 13 .248 .573
Jason Martin 89 .169 7 3 6 .237 .529
DJ Peters 34 .176 2 1 5 .189 .513

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