Rangers Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 22, 2022

Written By Staff on July 22, 2022

The Texas Rangers (42-49) visit the Oakland Athletics (32-62) in AL West action on Friday at 9:40 PM ET. Spencer Howard gets the starting nod for Texas (-111 to win), and Cole Irvin is Oakland’s (-107) choice to start.

The insights in the following article reflect odds as of July 22, 2022 at 9:29 PM ET.

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Rangers vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Howard (TEX) Pitcher Irvin (OAK)
1 – 1 W/L 4 – 7
20.2 IP 95.1
6.97 ERA 3.21
1.742 WHIP 1.101
7.8 K/9 5.9
3.9 BB/9 1.8

Rangers Probable Starter Spencer Howard

  • Howard (1-1) gets the starting nod for the Rangers in his fifth start of the season. He has a 6.97 ERA in 20 2/3 innings pitched, with 18 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Seattle Mariners, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 6.97, with 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season. Opponents have a .307 batting average against him.
  • He will match up with an Athletics squad that is hitting .212 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .333 (29th in MLB) with 72 total home runs (28th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 22, 2022 at 9:29 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Howard

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 4 .500 2 0 0 .500 1.000
Vimael Machín 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Ramón Laureano 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Sheldon Neuse 3 .333 1 1 1 .333 1.666
Seth Brown 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Tony Kemp 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Stephen Piscotty 3 .667 2 1 2 .667 2.334
Chad Pinder 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Elvis Andrus 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Athletics Probable Starter Cole Irvin

  • The Athletics will send Irvin (4-7) to the mound for his 17th start this season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Saturday, July 16, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings while giving up one earned run on three hits in a matchup with the Houston Astros.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched to a 3.21 ERA this season with 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.8 walks per nine across 16 games.
  • He’s looking to extend his three-game quality start streak.
  • The Rangers have scored 414 runs this season, which ranks 13th in MLB. They are batting .239 for the campaign with 118 home runs, eighth in the league.
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 28-year-old’s 3.21 ERA ranks 28th, 1.101 WHIP ranks 24th, and 5.9 K/9 ranks 60th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 22, 2022 at 9:29 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Irvin

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Charlie Culberson 20 .350 7 0 1 .350 .750
Adolis García 18 .167 3 1 3 .211 .544
Marcus Semien 10 .400 4 1 2 .455 1.255
Nathaniel Lowe 9 .333 3 0 1 .400 .733
Nick Solak 8 .125 1 0 1 .222 .472
Jonah Heim 8 .250 2 0 2 .400 .775
Corey Seager 7 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Leody Taveras 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kole Calhoun 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have been the moneyline favorite 34 total times this season. They’ve finished 15-19 in those games.
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -111 or shorter, Texas has a 15-17 record (winning 46.9% of its games).
  • The Rangers have an implied moneyline win probability of 52.6% in this matchup.
  • Texas has played in 91 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 42 times (42-44-5).
  • The Rangers have covered 57.1% of their games this season, going 52-39-0 ATS.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have won 28, or 34.6%, of the 81 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Oakland has a record of 27-53, a 33.8% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of -107 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Athletics have a 51.7% chance to win.
  • Games involving Oakland have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 39 of 95 chances this season.
  • The Athletics are 45-50-0 against the spread this season.

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager has totaled 87 hits with a .324 on-base percentage, leading the Rangers in both categories. He’s batting .251 with 11 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 36 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters in MLB play, Seager’s batting average ranks 82nd, his on-base percentage ranks 86th, and he is 31st in the league in slugging.
  • Seager takes a 10-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is batting .405 with a double, a triple, six home runs, seven walks and 13 RBI.
  • Marcus Semien is slugging .405 to pace his team, and has 16 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 31 walks while hitting .242.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Semien ranks 102nd in batting average, 119th in on-base percentage, and 94th in slugging.
  • Semien has safely hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .368 with a double, a home run, three walks and an RBI.
  • Adolis Garcia has 16 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs and 21 walks while hitting .239.
  • Garcia brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .250 with a home run, two walks and three RBI.
  • Nate Lowe has 13 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 25 walks while batting .269.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 363 .242 52 13 43 .303 .708
Adolis García 347 .239 50 16 54 .283 .730
Corey Seager 346 .251 48 22 52 .324 .804
Nate Lowe 324 .269 42 12 39 .321 .747
Kole Calhoun 289 .218 33 11 41 .274 .662
Jonah Heim 232 .263 36 12 34 .319 .785
Leody Taveras 90 .344 15 3 17 .368 .924
Josh Smith 87 .207 11 1 9 .324 .600
Charlie Culberson 82 .268 14 0 7 .302 .607
Nick Solak 67 .209 11 2 3 .293 .606

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in OBP (.309), slugging percentage (.414) and total hits (74) this season.
  • Among all qualifying batters in the big leagues, Murphy is 109th in batting average, 109th in on-base percentage, and 83rd in slugging percentage.
  • Elvis Andrus has collected 66 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .301.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Andrus’ batting average puts him 124th, his on-base percentage is 122nd, and he is 133rd in slugging.
  • Seth Brown is batting .223 with a .412 slugging percentage and 39 RBI this year.
  • Ramon Laureano has been key for Oakland with 55 hits, an OBP of .318 plus a slugging percentage of .408.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 309 .239 37 10 39 .309 .723
Seth Brown 291 .223 30 11 39 .275 .687
Elvis Andrus 287 .230 34 6 25 .301 .663
Tony Kemp 285 .204 29 2 15 .281 .544
Ramón Laureano 233 .236 34 9 21 .318 .726
Sheldon Neuse 227 .229 21 3 21 .289 .593
Chad Pinder 220 .241 21 7 25 .266 .657
Nick Allen 103 .194 11 1 5 .265 .527
Stephen Piscotty 82 .183 7 2 8 .266 .546
Stephen Vogt 75 .147 9 4 10 .221 .528

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