Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers - 9/13/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Texas Rangers (60-80) vs Oakland Athletics (51-90)

Game Info: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Cole Ragans (0-2) (3.80) vs Ken Waldichuk (0-1) (3.60)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -158 / Oakland Athletics +134 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics square off Tuesday night in a MLB contest at Globe Life Field. The Oakland Athletics need a win after losing 9 of their last 11 games. The Texas Rangers need a win after losing 13 of their last 16 games.

The Oakland Athletics have scored 15 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Athletics have lost 7 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Sean Murphy leads the Athletics with 118 hits and 64 RBI, while Tony Kemp and Seth Brown have combined for 202 hits and 94 RBI. Ken Waldichuk gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. This will be Waldichuk’s first career game against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their last 8 games. The Rangers have split their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Nathaniel Lowe leads the Rangers with 159 hits and 69 RBI, while Marcus Semien and Adolis Garcia have combined for 270 hits and 158 RBI. Cole Ragans gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 3.80 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Ragans’ second career game against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 5-16 in their last 21 games following an off day. The Rangers are 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 3-12 in their last 15 overall. The over is 5-0-1 in Athletics last 6 overall. The under is 8-1 in Rangers last 9 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Texas.

I'm not running to the window to back either of these teams or pitchers, and I'm certainly not looking to lay juice with either side. Both of these teams are piling up the losses and have thrown in the towel on the season, and both of these pitchers are inexperienced and tough to judge just yet. If forced to pick this game, I'm going to go with the side that's giving me plus money. That's the A's here, obviously.

Randy’s Pick Oakland Athletics +134

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