Athletics vs Rangers Prediction - MLB Picks 4/21/23

Texas Rangers (12-6) vs Oakland Athletics (3-16)

Game Info: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Jon Gray (1-1) (3.21) vs JP Sears (0-1) (4.60)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -192 / Oakland Athletics +145 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Athletics Betting Preview

So far this season it looks like the A’s are the worst team in baseball and they currently sit a 3-16 record overall. On Wednesday they faced off against the Cubs and the offense only managed two runs. The pitching staff also gave up 12 runs. The A’s pitching has been bad all season and is giving up 7.95 runs per game which is 30th in all of baseball. On the mound for the A’s is JP Sears who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 4.50. In his last start against the Mets he went six innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

Rangers Betting Preview

The Rangers come into this game with a 12-6 record overall and they looked impressive on Wednesday. The Rangers offense scored 12 runs and won by nine runs. Marcus Seiman had a strong game finishing with three hits, two runs and two RBIs. On the mound for the Rangers is Jon Gray who sits with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 3.21. In his last game against the Astros he went two innings giving up one hit and one run. 

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Athletics vs Rangers Trends

Over is 7-0 in Rangers last 7 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game. Over is 5-0 in Athletics last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. Over is 4-0 in Grays last 4 starts when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game. Under is 4-0 in Sears' last 4 starts after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game.

Shane’s Free Pick

The A’s pitching has been awful all season and it’s not going to be any better in this game. The Rangers are averaging 6.22 runs per game and they are going to go even higher than that here. The Rangers will score eight or nine runs, and th A’s just doesn’t have the offense to keep it within even a few runs. Back the Rangers -2.5. 

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Shane’s Pick Rangers -2.5

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