Athletics Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 28, 2022

Written By Staff on May 28, 2022

The Oakland Athletics (18-29) and Texas Rangers (21-23) take the field on Saturday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, beginning at 4:07 PM ET. Oakland (-112 to win) has Zach Logue starting, while Texas (-106) will counter with Taylor Hearn.

The betting trends in the following article are based off odds valid as of May 28, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET.

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Athletics vs Rangers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Logue (OAK) Pitcher Hearn (TEX)
2 – 3 W/L 2 – 3
22.1 IP 34.1
4.43 ERA 5.77
1.388 WHIP 1.660
8.1 K/9 8.7
3.6 BB/9 4.7

Athletics Probable Starter Zach Logue

  • Logue (2-3 with a 4.43 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Athletics, his fifth of the season.
  • The left-hander last appeared on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 4.43, with 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in five games this season.
  • He will face off against a Rangers offense that ranks 25th in MLB with 330 total hits (on a .226 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .360 (23rd in MLB) with 46 total home runs (12th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 28, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Probable Starter Taylor Hearn

  • The Rangers will hand the ball to Hearn (2-3) for his ninth start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings pitched on Sunday in his last outing, a matchup with the Houston Astros.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 5.77, a 1.833 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.660 in eight games this season.
  • Hearn has not earned a quality start in eight starts this season.
  • The Athletics have scored 163 runs this season, which ranks 27th in MLB. They have 325 hits, 28th in baseball, with 32 home runs (28th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 28, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have been favored on the moneyline nine total times this season. They’ve finished 4-5 in those games.
  • Oakland has a record of 4-5 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -112 or shorter (44.4%).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Athletics’ implied win probability is 52.8%.
  • Oakland has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 20 times this season for a 20-26-2 record against the over/under.
  • The Athletics have collected a 23-25-0 record ATS this season (covering 47.9% of the time).
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Rangers Betting Trends

  • This season, the Rangers have been the underdog 33 times and won 16, or 48.5%, of those games.
  • Texas has entered 32 games this season as the underdog by -106 or more and is 16-16 in those contests.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 51.5% chance of a victory for the Rangers.
  • Texas’ games have gone over the total in 17 of their 44 chances.
  • The Rangers are 27-17-0 against the spread in their 44 chances this season.

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy has totaled 34 hits, a team-high for the Athletics. He’s batting .211 with 13 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 13 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Murphy ranks 147th in batting average, 145th in on-base percentage, and 96th in slugging.
  • Murphy enters this matchup on an eight-game hitting streak. In his last 10 games he is hitting .256 with three doubles, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
  • Seth Brown is hitting .203 with eight doubles, two triples, five home runs and 11 walks.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .225 with eight doubles, three home runs and 14 walks.
  • Tony Kemp has four doubles, a home run and 16 walks while hitting .233, and he has a .314 on-base percentage to pace his team.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 161 .211 20 5 21 .279 .677
Sheldon Neuse 153 .235 16 2 15 .295 .615
Tony Kemp 150 .233 16 1 8 .314 .594
Elvis Andrus 138 .225 16 3 7 .301 .649
Cristian Pache 137 .161 11 2 11 .196 .437
Seth Brown 133 .203 14 5 23 .267 .673
Chad Pinder 121 .248 12 5 14 .270 .691
Kevin Smith 112 .214 9 2 13 .237 .594
Jed Lowrie 100 .230 13 3 13 .313 .653
Christian Bethancourt 85 .224 12 0 8 .283 .577

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager leads Texas with a slugging percentage of .391, fueled by 12 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying batters, Seager ranks 129th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 135th, and he is 101st in slugging percentage.
  • Adolis Garcia is batting .223 with a .416 slugging percentage and 28 RBI this year.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Garcia’s batting average puts him 134th, his on-base percentage ranks 154th, and he is 72nd in slugging.
  • Jonah Heim has 26 hits this season and has a slash line of .271/.352/.479.
  • Kole Calhoun leads Texas with 34 hits, batting .264 this season with 12 extra-base hits.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 171 .193 16 0 11 .246 .497
Corey Seager 169 .225 20 8 20 .290 .681
Adolis García 166 .223 25 6 28 .268 .684
Nate Lowe 146 .260 13 3 15 .316 .672
Kole Calhoun 129 .264 18 7 16 .314 .787
Brad Miller 110 .218 10 6 21 .263 .654
Mitch Garver 104 .212 11 6 12 .288 .701
Andy Ibáñez 104 .183 11 1 8 .241 .472
Jonah Heim 96 .271 17 5 17 .352 .831
Eli White 69 .188 12 1 5 .282 .543

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