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

Texas Rangers (12-7) vs Oakland Athletics (4-16)

Game Info: Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 2:35 pm (Globe Life Field)

Jacob deGrom (1-0) (3.48) vs Kyle Muller (0-1) (7.23)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -323 / Oakland Athletics +255 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Globe Life Field. The two teams have split the first two games of this series. 

Athletics Betting Preview

The A’s come into this game with a 4-17 record overall and they are coming off another loss on Saturday. The A’s gave up 18 runs to the Rangers and that led to the defeat. Jesus Aguilar had a strong game finishing with two hits, one RBI and one run. The A’s are averaging 3.44 runs per game while their pitching is giving up 8.24 runs per game. If they want any chance to turn around the season they need the pitching to start getting better. On the mound for the A’s is Kyle Muller who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 7.73. In his last start against the Cubs he went four innings giving up 13 hits and six runs. 

Rangers Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Rangers who sit with a 13-7 record overall and they scored 18 runs on Saturday. Marcus Sieman had a strong game finishing with two hits, two RBIs, and two runs. Adolis Garcia was the star of the show finishing with five hits, five runs, and eight RBIs. The Rangers offense has been the strength this season averaging 6.7 runs per game which is second best in the league. The pitching shouldn’t be overlooked though and is ranked 7th. 

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Athletics vs Rangers Trends

Rangers are 7-1 in their last 8 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. Rangers are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series. Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 games on grass. Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 overall. Athletics are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series. Athletics are 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Rangers offense has been strong this season, and they are going to have no issue in this game. Muller sits with an ERA of 7.78 and he’s going to be blown up again in this game by the Rangers offense. The A’s don’t have the offense to keep up and the Rangers are going to get the job done. Back the Rangers on the run line. 

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Shane’s Pick Rangers -1.5

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