Rangers Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 23, 2022

Written By Staff on July 23, 2022

The Texas Rangers (42-50) visit the Oakland Athletics (33-62) on Saturday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, starting at 9:07 PM ET. Matt Bush starts for Texas (-130 to win) while Oakland (+111) will counter with James Kaprielian.

The betting facts in this article reflect odds as of July 23, 2022 at 7:31 PM ET.

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Rangers vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Bush (TEX) Pitcher Kaprielian (OAK)
2 – 1 W/L 1 – 5
32.2 IP 69.0
3.31 ERA 5.09
1.071 WHIP 1.362
11 K/9 5.9
2.5 BB/9 4.2

Rangers Probable Starter Matt Bush

  • Bush (2-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Rangers, his fifth of the season.
  • His last time out came in relief on Thursday when the righty threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings against the Miami Marlins without giving up a hit.
  • In 36 games this season, the 36-year-old has a 3.31 ERA and 11 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .211 to his opponents.
  • He will face off against an Athletics team that is batting .213 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .335 (29th in MLB) with 74 total home runs (27th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 23, 2022 at 7:31 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Bush

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ramón Laureano 7 .429 3 1 1 .429 1.286
Elvis Andrus 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
Chad Pinder 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Sean Murphy 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Seth Brown 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .750
Sheldon Neuse 3 .333 1 0 2 .333 .666
Tony Kemp 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Skye Bolt 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Stephen Piscotty 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Athletics Probable Starter James Kaprielian

  • The Athletics will send Kaprielian (1-5) to the mound for his 15th start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, July 13, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings while giving up three earned runs on four hits in a matchup with the Texas Rangers.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 5.09, a 1.406 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.362 in 14 games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start two times in 14 starts this season.
  • The Rangers have scored 418 runs this season, which ranks 13th in MLB. They are batting .239 for the campaign with 119 home runs, eighth in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 23, 2022 at 7:31 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 20 .250 5 2 2 .286 .886
Nathaniel Lowe 17 .294 5 0 3 .400 .812
Jonah Heim 13 .154 2 0 3 .143 .451
Nick Solak 7 .429 3 0 0 .500 1.071
Marcus Semien 6 .333 2 1 3 .333 1.166
Leody Taveras 5 .400 2 0 2 .400 1.400
Corey Seager 4 .250 1 1 1 .250 1.250
Josh H. Smith 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.667
Kole Calhoun 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have gone 15-20 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 42.9% of those games).
  • Texas is 13-8 (winning 61.9% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -130 or shorter.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Rangers’ implied win probability is 56.5%.
  • Texas has played in 92 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 43 times (43-44-5).
  • The Rangers have covered 56.5% of their games this season, going 52-40-0 ATS.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have won 29, or 35.4%, of the 82 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Oakland has a record of 21-46 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +111 on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Athletics have a 47.4% chance to win.
  • Games involving Oakland have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 40 of 96 chances this season.
  • The Athletics are 46-50-0 ATS in their 96 games with a spread this season.

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager has 87 hits, a team-best for the Rangers, on the way to batting .249 with 11 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 36 walks.
  • Among the qualified batters in MLB action, Seager ranks 89th in batting average, 91st in on-base percentage, and 37th in slugging.
  • Marcus Semien’s .405 slugging percentage paces his team, and he has 16 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 31 walks while hitting .245.
  • Semien currently ranks 94th in batting average, 115th in on base percentage, and 95th in slugging among qualified hitters.
  • Semien brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .300 with a double, a home run, two walks and two RBI.
  • Adolis Garcia is hitting .239 with 16 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs and 21 walks.
  • Garcia enters this matchup on a four-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .250 with a home run, a walk and four RBI.
  • Nate Lowe’s .323 OBP paces his team, and he has 13 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 25 walks while hitting .271.
  • Lowe has safely hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is batting .238 with a double, a home run and two RBI.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 368 .245 52 13 44 .305 .710
Adolis García 351 .239 50 16 55 .283 .727
Corey Seager 350 .249 49 22 52 .321 .795
Nate Lowe 328 .271 43 13 40 .323 .759
Kole Calhoun 290 .217 33 11 41 .275 .661
Jonah Heim 236 .258 36 12 34 .314 .772
Leody Taveras 92 .337 17 3 17 .374 .917
Josh Smith 89 .213 11 1 10 .327 .608
Charlie Culberson 84 .262 14 0 7 .295 .593
Ezequiel Duran 70 .257 10 2 8 .278 .692

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in OBP (.311), slugging percentage (.413) and OPS (.724) this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Murphy’s batting average ranks 108th, his on-base percentage ranks 106th, and he is 84th in slugging percentatge.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .230 with a .361 slugging percentage and 25 RBI this year.
  • Andrus is currently 126th in batting average, 124th in on-base percentage and 134th in slugging percentage among all qualifying players.
  • Seth Brown leads Oakland with 67 hits. He is batting .227 this season and 32 of his hits have gone for extra bases.
  • Ramon Laureano has 10 home runs, 22 RBI and a batting average of .235 this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 312 .240 38 10 39 .311 .724
Seth Brown 295 .227 31 12 41 .278 .702
Elvis Andrus 291 .230 34 6 25 .300 .661
Tony Kemp 288 .201 29 2 15 .281 .541
Ramón Laureano 238 .235 35 10 22 .316 .732
Sheldon Neuse 230 .226 21 3 21 .285 .585
Chad Pinder 224 .246 22 7 25 .270 .667
Nick Allen 103 .194 11 1 5 .265 .527
Stephen Piscotty 82 .183 7 2 8 .266 .546
Stephen Vogt 76 .158 9 4 11 .230 .546

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