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MLB Prop Bets: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers – August 17, 2022

MLB Prop Bets: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers - August 17, 2022
2022-08-17 20:05:00 EDT

The Oakland Athletics (42-75) face the Texas Rangers (52-64) at Globe Life Field on Wednesday at 8:05pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. Adam Oller is the probable pitcher for the Athletics, while Cole Ragans is the probable pitcher for the Rangers. The Rangers are favored to win at -165, while the Athletics are at +140. The total runs line is set at 8.5, with OVER at -121 and UNDER at +100.

  • The Athletics (-150) have a 56-61 Run Line record this season, while the Rangers (+130) hold a record of 63-53.
  • The Athletics have a 47-63-7 O/U record this season (meaning 47 games have gone over the total runs line, 63 have gone under and seven have resulted in a push). The Rangers have a 57-54-5 O/U record.

Scoring Insights

  • The Athletics are averaging 3.4 runs per game this season (29th in the league). Comparatively, the Rangers are averaging +1.1 more at 4.4 runs (14th).
  • In the field, the Athletics are allowing 4.5 runs per game this season (23rd in the league), while the Rangers are allowing an average of 4.5 runs (21st).

Let’s take a look at how these teams perform in some other key statistical areas.

Batting Insights:

Batting Average

  • Looking at their batting averages this season, the Athletics are at .215 (ranking 30th in the Major leagues), while the Rangers are batting .241 (18th).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Rangers have hit 139 (9th in the Major Leagues). Meanwhile, the Athletics have managed 100 (T26th).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Athletics have recorded 368 RBIs to rank 29th in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the Rangers have recorded 486 RBIs to rank 15th.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The Rangers have an earned run average of 4.07 this season (21st in the Majors), while The Athletics have an ERA of 4.26 (24th).

Strikeouts

  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Athletics have recorded 870 this season, ranking 26th in the MLB. Meanwhile, the Rangers rank 21st for total strikeouts, recording 953.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of .241 against the Rangers this season (15th in the Major Leagues). Comparatively, the Athletics’ opponents are at .247 (19th).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Athletics 23-35-59 8-14-33 15-21-25 2-4-11 21-31-48 0-0-1 1-4-5
  • Rangers 20-30-66 12-14-33 8-16-33 10-10-25 10-20-41 0-0-0 1-2-7

Lead After Three Innings

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Athletics 32-54-31 12-26-17 20-28-13 2-7-8 30-47-23 0-0-1 2-6-2
  • Rangers 36-51-29 20-24-15 16-27-14 13-20-12 23-31-17 0-0-0 2-6-2

NRFI/YRFI

  • The NRFI is 57-60 in Athletics games this season. The Rangers have a 63-53 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The Athletics recorded a 5-1 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Field yesterday. Sean Murphy was unstoppable in that matchup, hitting a home run, a single and recording an RBI.


Robert Steele

I'm not a fan of being called a "quants" (quantitative analyst) or "math wizard" but it's the truth. I'm a numbers guy. I love to crunch the data, make sense of it, and turn it into a winning bet.
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