Rangers Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 13, 2022

Written By Staff on July 13, 2022

The Texas Rangers (40-45) and Oakland Athletics (29-59) meet at Globe Life Field on Wednesday at 8:05 PM ET to break a 1-1 series tie. Texas (-188 to win) has Jon Gray starting, and Oakland (+157) counters Paul Blackburn.

The insights in what follows reference odds valid as of July 13, 2022 at 7:50 PM ET.

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Rangers vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gray (TEX) Pitcher Blackburn (OAK)
5 – 4 W/L 6 – 4
82.2 IP 91.0
4.03 ERA 3.36
1.210 WHIP 1.198
9.9 K/9 7.2
2.9 BB/9 2.3

Rangers Probable Starter Jon Gray

  • Gray gets the start for the Rangers, his 16th of the season. He is 5-4 with a 4.03 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 82 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last time out was on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins, when the righty tossed 5 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while allowing nine hits.
  • In 15 games this season, the 30-year-old has an ERA of 4.03, with 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .232 against him.
  • Gray heads into the game with five quality starts under his belt this season.
  • The opposing Athletics offense has the worst slugging percentage (.332) and ranks 28th in MLB play with 66 home runs. It has a collective .212 batting average, and is last in MLB with 615 total hits and 29th in MLB action scoring 295 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 13, 2022 at 7:50 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Gray

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Stephen Vogt 16 .250 4 1 3 .368 .868
Elvis Andrus 6 .000 0 0 0 .143 .143
Tony Kemp 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Sean Murphy 4 .750 3 2 2 .750 3.250
Seth Brown 4 .000 0 0 1 .200 .200
Chad Pinder 3 .333 1 1 1 .333 1.666
Ramón Laureano 2 .500 1 0 1 .667 1.167
Sheldon Neuse 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Stephen Piscotty 2 1.000 2 0 1 1.000 2.500

Athletics Probable Starter Paul Blackburn

  • The Athletics’ Blackburn (6-4) will make his 18th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up six earned runs and allowed seven hits in 4 2/3 innings pitched against the Houston Astros on Saturday.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.36 and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .246 in 17 games this season.
  • He has four quality starts in 17 chances this season.
  • The Rangers are batting .239 this season, 19th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .402 (10th in the league) with 114 home runs.
  • The 28-year-old’s 3.36 ERA ranks 31st, 1.198 WHIP ranks 34th, and 7.2 K/9 ranks 47th among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 13, 2022 at 7:50 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Blackburn

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Kole Calhoun 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Adolis García 2 1.000 2 0 1 1.000 2.000
Nathaniel Lowe 2 .500 1 0 2 .500 1.500
Leody Taveras 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have won 43.8% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (14-18).
  • Texas has yet to play a game with moneyline odds of -188 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Rangers have an implied win probability of 65.3%.
  • Texas has played in 85 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 39 times (39-41-5).
  • The Rangers have covered 57.6% of their games this season, going 49-36-0 against the spread.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have entered the game as underdogs 76 times this season and won 26, or 34.2%, of those games.
  • Oakland has entered 29 games this season as the underdog by +157 or more and is 8-21 in those contests.
  • The Athletics have a 38.9% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in 38 of their 89 games with a total this season.
  • The Athletics are 42-47-0 against the spread in their 89 chances this season.

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager has put up 80 hits, a team-high for the Rangers, on the way to hitting .245 with 10 doubles, 21 home runs and 34 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Seager ranks 89th in batting average, 92nd in on-base percentage, and 39th in slugging.
  • Seager brings a five-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .444 with five home runs, five walks and eight RBI.
  • Marcus Semien has 15 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 27 walks while hitting .238.
  • Among qualifying batters, Semien ranks 108th in batting average, 126th in on-base percentage, and 97th in slugging.
  • Adolis Garcia has 16 doubles, four triples, 15 home runs and 19 walks while hitting .239.
  • Nate Lowe leads his team with a .330 on-base percentage, and has a club-high .443 slugging percentage. He has 12 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 24 walks with a batting average of .277.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 341 .238 47 12 42 .293 .692
Corey Seager 327 .245 45 21 47 .319 .787
Adolis García 327 .239 48 15 51 .281 .731
Nate Lowe 300 .277 38 12 37 .330 .773
Kole Calhoun 269 .230 33 11 41 .287 .696
Jonah Heim 214 .266 32 12 31 .318 .795
Brad Miller 177 .209 18 7 27 .258 .597
Sam Huff 75 .267 5 1 5 .312 .645
Charlie Culberson 73 .260 14 0 7 .299 .587
Josh Smith 69 .261 11 1 9 .384 .732

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in OBP (.307), slugging percentage (.413) and total hits (69) this season.
  • Among all the qualified batters in the big leagues, Murphy’s batting average is 101st, his on-base percentage ranks 110th, and he is 83rd in slugging percentatge.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .230 with a .370 slugging percentage and 23 RBI this year.
  • Andrus ranks 118th in batting average, 118th in on-base percentage and 128th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • Seth Brown is batting .217 with a .404 slugging percentage and 38 RBI this year.
  • Ramon Laureano has been key for Oakland with 50 hits, an OBP of .329 plus a slugging percentage of .397.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 288 .240 35 9 36 .307 .720
Elvis Andrus 270 .230 33 6 23 .300 .670
Tony Kemp 269 .208 28 2 14 .289 .557
Seth Brown 267 .217 25 10 38 .273 .677
Sheldon Neuse 220 .236 21 3 21 .297 .611
Ramón Laureano 209 .239 31 7 19 .329 .726
Chad Pinder 208 .231 19 7 24 .258 .638
Nick Allen 87 .207 11 1 5 .289 .576
Stephen Piscotty 76 .197 7 2 7 .279 .582
Stephen Vogt 68 .147 9 4 7 .224 .548

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