Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers - 8/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Texas Rangers (52-65) vs Oakland Athletics (43-75)

Game Info: Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 2:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Dane Dunning (2-6) (4.12) vs Zach Logue (3-6) (5.49)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -195 / Oakland Athletics +160 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Athletics will play the Texas Rangers in Game 4 of their series at Globe Life Field on Thursday afternoon.

The Oakland Athletics are 43-75 this season and have won two games in a row. Oakland won Games 2 and 3 of this series by scores of 5-1 and 7-2. The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.24 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .246 opponent batting average this season. The Athletics offense has scored 400 runs with a .215 batting average and a .279 on base percentage. Sean Murphy is batting .251 with 16 home runs and 52 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. The projected starter for Oakland is Zach Logue, who is 3-6 with a 5.49 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 41 innings pitched this season.

The Texas Rangers are 52-65 this season and have won three of their last five games. Texas won Game 1 of this series by a score of 2-1 on Monday night. The Texas pitching staff has a 4.10 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average. The Rangers offense has scored 516 runs with a .241 batting average and a .304 on base percentage this year. Corey Seager is batting .252 with 26 home runs and 59 RBI’s for the Rangers this season. The projected starter for Texas is Dane Dunning, who is 2-6 with a 4.12 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 118 innings pitched this season.

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Oakland is 33-16 in their last 49 game four’s of a series and 2-7 in their last 9 games against the AL West. The under is 11-5 in Oakland’s last 16 road games. Texas is 5-12 in their last 17 home games and 17-43 in their last 60 game four’s of a series. The under is 8-3 in Texas’ last 11 Thursday games.

Oakland has had a very rough season, but has won the last two games in this series and will be going for the series win on Thursday. Oakland is starting Zach Logue, who has allowed 10 earned runs over his last 16.1 innings pitched. For Texas, Dane Dunning has allowed seven runs over his last 22.1 innings. Dunning has pitched well in his recent outings and I like the Rangers to win this game by a couple of runs.

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David’s Pick Rangers -1.5

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