Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics 8/18/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Oakland Athletics (43-75) vs. Texas Rangers (52-65)
August 18, 2022 2:05 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Rangers -192 / Oakland Athletics +140; Over/Under: +8
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The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers meet Thursday in MLB action at Globe Life Field. The Oakland Athletics need a win after losing 9 of their last 11 games. The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 8 games.

The Oakland Athletics have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their last 8 games. The Athletics have won 7 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Sean Murphy leads the Athletics with 94 hits and 49 RBI, while Elvis Andrus and Seth Brown have combined for 165 hits and 79 RBI. Zach Logue gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 5.49 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be Logue’s second career game against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers have scored 5 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Rangers have lost 9 of their last 11 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Nathaniel Lowe leads the Rangers with 122 hits and 49 RBI, while Adolis Garcia and Marcus Semien have combined for 223 hits and 131 RBI. Dane Dunning gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 4.12 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. Dunning is 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 33-16 in their last 49 during game 4 of a series and 23-48 in their last 71 overall. The Rangers are 5-11 in their last 16 home games and 17-43 in their last 60 during game 4 of a series. The under is 11-4 in Athletics last 15 road games. The over is 6-2-1 in Rangers last 9 overall.

The Oakland Athletics have found their offense in this series, and the Texas Rangers are due for an offensive breakthrough. Zach Logue has allowed 16 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 16.1 innings, while Dane Dunning has allowed 30 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 30 innings. Both pitchers are hittable, and the total is rather reasonable. Give me the over.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Over 8

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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