Athletics vs Rangers Prediction, Odds & Player Prop Bets Today – MLB, Aug 18

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  • The Rangers (52-65) are -190 favorites vs the Athletics (43-75)
  • Athletics starting pitcher: Zach Logue (3-6), 5.48 ERA
  • Rangers starting pitcher: Dane Dunning (2-6), 4.11 ERA
  • Watch the game on MLB Network

The Oakland Athletics (+155) visit Globe Life Field to take on the Texas Rangers (-190) on Thursday, August 18, 2022. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05pm EDT in Arlington.

The Rangers are betting favorites in this MLB matchup, with the run line sitting at -1.5 (+105).

The Athletics vs Rangers Over/Under is 8 total runs for the game.

So far this season, the Athletics are 43-75 against the spread (ATS), while the Rangers are 65-52 ATS.

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

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Athletics+1.5 -125O 8 -105+155
Rangers -1.5 +105U 8 -115-190

Athletics vs Rangers Prediction for Today’s Game

Based on recent trends the model predicts the Rangers will win Thursday‘s matchup with 66.1% 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 Thursday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Sean Murphy has hit the Hits Over in 18 of his last 21 away games (+12.45 Units / 30% 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)
  • Paul Blackburn has hit the Strikeouts Over in 15 of his last 21 games (+9.35 Units / 35% ROI)
  • Seth Brown has hit the Runs Under in his last 9 games (+9.00 Units / 51% ROI)

Best Rangers Player Prop Best Bets Today

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

  • Nate Lowe has hit the Hits Over in 58 of his last 78 games (+18.15 Units / 11% 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 28 games (+15.00 Units / 27% ROI)
  • Marcus Semien has hit the Hits Under in 31 of his last 59 games at home (+14.75 Units / 20% ROI)
  • Adolis Garcia has hit the Singles Over in 22 of his last 35 games at home (+14.50 Units / 41% ROI)

Rangers vs Athletics Home Run Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Adolis Garcia 0.5 +210 0.5 -350
Bubba Thompson 0.5 +450 0.5 -900
Corey Seager 0.5 +220 0.5 -350
Ezequiel Duran 0.5 +340 0.5 -600
Jonah Heim 0.5 +325 0.5 -500

Rangers vs Athletics Total Hits Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Adolis Garcia 0.5 -250 0.5 +170
Bubba Thompson 0.5 -185 0.5 +125
Corey Seager 1.5 +160 1.5 -250
Ezequiel Duran 0.5 -175 0.5 +125
Jonah Heim 0.5 -250 0.5 +165

Rangers vs Athletics RBI Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Adolis Garcia 0.5 +110 0.5 -155
Bubba Thompson 0.5 +180 0.5 -275
Corey Seager 0.5 +105 0.5 -150
Ezequiel Duran 0.5 +160 0.5 -225
Jonah Heim 0.5 +120 0.5 -175

Rangers vs Athletics Strikeout Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Dane Dunning 4.5 -140 4.5 +100
Zach Logue 4.5 +110 4.5 -155
  • The Oakland Athletics have covered the Run Line in 39 of their last 60 away games (+13.90 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The Oakland Athletics have hit the Game Total Under in 59 of their last 109 games (+9.40 Units / 8% ROI)
  • The Oakland Athletics have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 52 of their last 94 games (+8.80 Units / 8% ROI)
  • The Oakland Athletics have hit the Moneyline in 17 of their last 37 games (+5.80 Units / 15% ROI)
  • The Oakland Athletics have covered the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 5 of their last 8 away games (+2.30 Units / 26% ROI)
  • The Texas Rangers have covered the Run Line in 62 of their last 106 games (+16.40 Units / 12% ROI)
  • The Texas Rangers have hit the Game Total Over in 29 of their last 47 games (+11.85 Units / 23% ROI)
  • The Texas Rangers have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 41 of their last 78 games (+8.55 Units / 10% ROI)
  • The Texas Rangers have hit the Moneyline in 4 of their last 8 games (+0.65 Units / 7% ROI)

Athletics Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Athletics have gone 58-60 against the Run Line (-14.1 Units / -9.2% ROI).

  • 43-75 when betting on the Moneyline for -16 Units / -12.88% ROI
  • 50-63 when betting on the total runs Over for -19.7 Units / -15.07% ROI
  • 63-50 when betting on the total runs Under for +7.95 Units / 6.13% ROI

Rangers Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Athletics have gone 65-52 against the Run Line (+8.45 Units / 5.56% ROI).

  • 52-65 when betting on the Moneyline for -12.25 Units / -9.12% ROI
  • 57-50 when betting on the total runs Over for +2.55 Units / 1.97% ROI
  • 50-57 when betting on the total runs Under for -12.25 Units / -9.51% ROI

No Matchup notes for this Game

Dane Dunning: Rangers Starting Pitcher Stats & Trends

Dane Dunning has walked 47 of 512 batters (9%) this season — 3rd highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 7% — fourth Percentile.

Dane Dunning has thrown his breaking pitches for a strike just 54% (301/553) of the time this season — lowest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 64% — second Percentile.

Dane Dunning has thrown low pitches 59% of the time (844/1,426) in non-two strike counts this season — 3rd highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 44% — 96th Percentile.

Dane Dunning has a strike rate of just 64% (296/461) when he’s behind in the count this season — lowest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 70% — first Percentile.

Athletics Keys to the Game vs. the Rangers

The Athletics are just 33-10 (.767) when leading entering the 7th inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .885.

The Athletics are just 17-39 (.304) at home this season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .529.

The Athletics are just 38-6 (.864) when leading entering the 8th inning this season — tied for 4th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .911.

The Athletics are just 8-45 (.151) when allowing 5 or more runs this season — 7th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .201.

Rangers Keys to the Game vs. the Athletics

The Rangers are just 40-8 (.833) when leading entering the 8th inning this season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .911.

The Rangers are 29-6 (.829) when totaling 10 or more hits this season — tied for 6th best in MLB; League Avg: .720.

The Rangers are just 15-53 (.221) when scoring 4 or fewer runs this season — 4th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .295.

The Rangers are just 37-7 (.841) when leading entering the 7th inning this season — 7th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .885.

The Athletics are batting just .202 at home this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .246.

Athletics hitters have an OPS of just .590 (1,962 PA’s) at home this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .719.

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

Athletics hitters are slugging just .171 on pitches out of the zone since the start of last season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .210.

Rangers hitters have an OBP of just .298 (7,212 PA’s) against RHP since the start of last season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .314.

Rangers hitters have an OBP of just .299 (3,113 PA’s) against LHP since the start of last season — 3rd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .319.

Rangers hitters have an OBP of just .296 (8,674 PA’s) against RHP since the start of 2020 — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .315.

Rangers hitters have an OBP of just .298 (10,325 PA’s) since the start of last season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .315.

Athletics pitchers have walked 8 of 50 batters (16%) when facing the leadoff batter in the inning over the past seven days (6 games) — highest in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

Athletics pitchers have walked 17 of 124 batters (14%) when facing the leadoff batter in the inning this month (14 games) — highest in MLB; League Avg: 7%.

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%.

Athletics pitchers have walked 16 of 107 batters (15%) when facing the leadoff batter in the inning over the last 14 days (12 games) — highest in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

Rangers pitchers have walked 101 of 1,044 batters (10%) when facing the leadoff batter in the inning this season — highest in MLB; League Avg: 7%.

Rangers pitchers have a strikeout rate of just 40% with two-strikes since the start of last season — tied for 5th lowest in MLB; League Avg: 43%.

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

Rangers pitchers have walked 9 of 62 batters (14%) when facing the leadoff batter in the inning over the past seven days (7 games) — 2nd highest in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

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
  • 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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