Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers - 8/15/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Texas Rangers (50-63) vs Oakland Athletics (41-73)

Game Info: Monday, August 15, 2022 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Glenn Otto (4-8) (5.20) vs James Kaprielian (3-6) (4.38)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -155 / Oakland Athletics +143 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at Globe Life Field. 

The A’s come into this game with a 41-74 record overall and they have lost eight games in a row. Over the last two games against the Houston Astros, the A’s were outscored 14-3. The A’s offense is averaging only 3.39 runs per game which is 29th in the league. The pitching also hasn’t been great giving up 4.55 runs per game. Seth Brown has hit 17 home runs and driven in 48 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Rangers who sit with a 51-63 record overall and they are coming off a big win in their last game against the Seattle Mariners. The Rangers scored five runs and secured the victory.  The Rangers pitching staff has been an issue this season and they are giving up 4.51 runs per game which is 22nd in the league. Adolis Garcia has hit 19 home runs and driven in 73 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the A’s is James Kapriellian and he sits with a 3-6 record and an ERA of 4.38. In his last start against the Los Angeles Angels, he went five innings giving up six hits and four runs. 

On the mound for the Rangers is Glenn Otto and he sits with a 4-8 record and an ERA of 5.20. In his last start against the Houston Astros he went he went five innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

The A’s are 5-0 in Kaprelian’s last five road starts. The over is 5-0-1 in the Rangers last six games overall. The over is 3-0-1 in the Rangers last four games against a right-handed starter. The A’s are 0-6 in their last six games against the American League East. 

The A’s have found a ton of success in Kapreilian’s last five road starts and he is going to continue to find success in this game. Glenn Otto sits with an ERA of 5.20 and the A’s are going to find a way to get going against him here. Back the A’s on the money line. 

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