Athletics vs Rangers Prediction, Odds & Player Prop Bets Today – MLB, Aug 17

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  • The Rangers (52-64) are -165 favorites vs the Athletics (42-75)
  • Athletics starting pitcher: Adam Oller (1-5), 7.26 ERA
  • Rangers starting pitcher: Cole Ragans (0-1), 4.82 ERA
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The Oakland Athletics (+140) visit Globe Life Field to take on the Texas Rangers (-165) on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05pm EDT in Arlington.

The Rangers are betting favorites in this MLB matchup, with the run line sitting at -1.5 (+115).

The Athletics vs Rangers Over/Under is 9 total runs for the game.

So far this season, the Athletics are 42-75 against the spread (ATS), while the Rangers are 65-51 ATS.

Athletics vs. Rangers Odds, Run Line, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Athletics+1.5 -140O 9 -115+140
Rangers -1.5 +115U 9 -105-165

Athletics vs Rangers Prediction for Today’s Game

Based on recent trends the model predicts the Rangers will win Wednesday‘s matchup with 67.5% confidence.

This prediction factors in starting pitchers, recent team and player hitting performances, the last 5 games for both the Athletics and Rangers and up-to-date player injuries.


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Best Athletics Player Prop Bets Today

We’ve highlighted some favorite MLB player prop bets for Athletics players for Wednesday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Sean Murphy has hit the Hits Over in 17 of his last 20 away games (+11.45 Units / 29% ROI)
  • Cole Irvin has hit the Pitching Outs Over in 13 of his last 15 games (+10.90 Units / 57% ROI)
  • Ramon Laureano has hit the Total Bases Over in 41 of his last 67 games (+10.15 Units / 11% ROI)
  • Sean Murphy has hit the Singles Over in 14 of his last 20 away games (+9.85 Units / 48% ROI)
  • Paul Blackburn has hit the Strikeouts Over in 15 of his last 21 games (+9.35 Units / 35% ROI)

Best Rangers Player Prop Best Bets Today

And here are some favorite MLB player prop bets for Rangers players for Wednesday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Nate Lowe has hit the Hits Over in 58 of his last 77 games (+19.15 Units / 12% ROI)
  • Martin Perez has hit the Strikeouts Over in 19 of his last 22 games (+16.50 Units / 61% ROI)
  • Adolis Garcia has hit the Hits Over in 23 of his last 27 games (+16.00 Units / 29% ROI)
  • Adolis Garcia has hit the Singles Over in 22 of his last 34 games at home (+15.50 Units / 46% ROI)
  • Marcus Semien has hit the Hits Under in 30 of his last 58 games at home (+13.75 Units / 19% ROI)

Rangers vs Athletics Home Run Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Adolis Garcia 0.5 +220 0.5 -350
Brad Miller 0.5 +400 0.5 -750
Bubba Thompson 0.5 +450 0.5 -900
Corey Seager 0.5 +250 0.5 -400
Josh H. Smith 0.5 +700 0.5 -2500

Rangers vs Athletics Total Hits Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Brad Miller 0.5 -175 0.5 +120
Bubba Thompson 0.5 -175 0.5 +125
Corey Seager 1.5 +170 1.5 -250
Josh H. Smith 0.5 -155 0.5 +110
Leody Taveras 0.5 -225 0.5 +160

Rangers vs Athletics RBI Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Adolis Garcia 0.5 +100 0.5 -145
Brad Miller 0.5 +175 0.5 -250
Bubba Thompson 0.5 +185 0.5 -275
Corey Seager 0.5 +110 0.5 -155
Josh H. Smith 0.5 +220 0.5 -350

Rangers vs Athletics Strikeout Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Adam Oller 3.5 -145 3.5 +100
  • The Oakland Athletics have covered the Run Line in 38 of their last 59 away games (+12.90 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The Oakland Athletics have hit the Game Total Under in 59 of their last 108 games (+10.50 Units / 9% ROI)
  • The Oakland Athletics have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 51 of their last 93 games (+7.80 Units / 8% ROI)
  • The Oakland Athletics have hit the Moneyline in 16 of their last 36 games (+4.40 Units / 12% ROI)
  • The Oakland Athletics have covered the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 4 of their last 7 away games (+1.30 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The Texas Rangers have covered the Run Line in 62 of their last 105 games (+17.40 Units / 13% ROI)
  • The Texas Rangers have hit the Game Total Over in 28 of their last 46 games (+10.85 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Texas Rangers have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 41 of their last 77 games (+9.55 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The Texas Rangers have hit the Moneyline in 4 of their last 7 games (+2.25 Units / 28% ROI)

Athletics Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Athletics have gone 57-60 against the Run Line (-15.1 Units / -9.94% ROI).

  • 42-75 when betting on the Moneyline for -17.4 Units / -14.12% ROI
  • 49-63 when betting on the total runs Over for -20.7 Units / -15.97% ROI
  • 63-49 when betting on the total runs Under for +9.05 Units / 7.04% ROI

Rangers Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Athletics have gone 65-51 against the Run Line (+9.45 Units / 6.26% ROI).

  • 52-64 when betting on the Moneyline for -10.65 Units / -8.03% ROI
  • 56-50 when betting on the total runs Over for +1.55 Units / 1.21% ROI
  • 50-56 when betting on the total runs Under for -11.15 Units / -8.73% ROI

Adam Oller has a strikeout rate of just 7% (3 SO in 46 PAs) this month (2 games) — 4th lowest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 6 total IP; League Avg: 21% — second Percentile.

Adam Oller has struck out just 8% (2/24) of left-handed batters he faced this month (2 games) — tied for 7th lowest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 6 total IP; League Avg: 21% — 10th Percentile.

Adam Oller has allowed an OBP of .458 (24 PA’s) vs left-handed batters this month (2 games) — 5th highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 6 total IP; League Avg: .315 — fifth Percentile.

Opponents have a chase percentage of just 20% (16/81) against Adam Oller this month (2 games) — 4th lowest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 6 total IP; League Avg: 30% — second Percentile.

Cole Ragans: Rangers Starting Pitcher Stats & Trends

Cole Ragans has walked 7 of 44 batters (16%) this month (2 games) — tied for 5th highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 6 total IP; League Avg: 7% — third Percentile.

Cole Ragans has thrown his changeup 38% of the time (64/167) against right-handed batters this month (2 games) — 5th highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 6 total CH; League Avg: 13% — 94th Percentile.

Cole Ragans has a strike rate of just 57% (104/181) this month (2 games) — 4th lowest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 6 total IP; League Avg: 65% — second Percentile.

Cole Ragans has thrown his changeup 36% of the time (66/181) this month (2 games) — 3rd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 6 total CH; League Avg: 15% — 98th Percentile.

Athletics Keys to the Game vs. the Rangers

The Athletics are just 4-29 (.121) when allowing 10 or more hits this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .281.

The Athletics are just 1-59 (.017) when trailing entering the 8th inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .088.

The Athletics are just 17-39 (.304) at home this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .530.

The Athletics are just 32-10 (.762) when leading entering the 7th inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .886.

Rangers Keys to the Game vs. the Athletics

The Rangers are 9-8 (.529) when tied entering the 7th inning this season — tied for 9th best in MLB; League Avg: .500.

The Rangers are just 26-33 (.441) at home this season — 8th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .530.

The Rangers are just 37-7 (.841) when leading entering the 7th inning this season — 6th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .886.

The Rangers are just 40-8 (.833) when leading entering the 8th inning this season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .912.

Athletics hitters have an OPS of just .590 (1,962 PA’s) at home this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .720.

Athletics hitters have an OBP of just .272 (1,962 PA’s) at home this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .317.

Athletics hitters have an OBP of just .275 (3,058 PA’s) against RHP this season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .311.

Athletics hitters have an OBP of just .279 (4,212 PA’s) this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .312.

Rangers hitters have an OBP of just .295 (3,792 PA’s) against LHP since the start of 2020 — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .319.

Rangers hitters have drawn 261 walks in 3,792 PA’s (7%) against LHP since the start of 2020 — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 9%.

Rangers hitters have an OBP of just .299 (3,107 PA’s) against LHP since the start of last season — 3rd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .319.

Rangers hitters have an OPS of just .640 (3,419 PA’s) in the first 3 innings since the start of last season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .726.

The Athletics pitchers have allowed their opponents to score first in 70% of their games at home this season — 2nd highest in MLB; League Avg: 53%.

The Athletics have won just 13% of home games in which their opponents scored first this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 34%.

The Athletics have won just 23% of home games in which their opponents scored first since the start of last season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: 36%.

In games when their opponents have scored three or more runs in an inning, the Athletics have won just just 11% of the time at home since the start of last season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 27%.

Rangers pitchers have walked 36 of 278 batters (13%) over the past seven days (7 games) — highest in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

Rangers pitchers have walked 100 of 1,035 batters (10%) when facing the leadoff batter in the inning this season — highest in MLB; League Avg: 7%.

Rangers pitchers have walked 416 of 4,417 batters (9%) this season — 3rd highest in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

Opponents have a groundball rate of 46% against Rangers pitchers this season — 3rd highest in MLB; League Avg: 43%.

Rangers vs. Athletics Injuries Tonight That May Affect Prop Bets 

  • Kole Calhoun (Rangers): Heel, D10
  • Elijah White (Rangers): Wrist, D60
  • Spencer Howard (Rangers): Shoulder, D15
  • Mitchell Garver (Rangers): Forearm, D60
  • Jonathan Gray (Rangers): Side, D15
  • Dennis Santana (Rangers): Ankle, D15
  • Joseph Barlow (Rangers): Blister, D15
  • Brent Honeywell Jr. (Athletics): Elbow, D60
  • Daulton Jefferies (Athletics): Arm, D60
  • Paul Blackburn (Athletics): Finger, D15
  • Ramón Laureano (Athletics): Oblique, D10
  • Deolis Guerra (Athletics): Elbow, D60

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