Rangers vs Athletics Predictions - MLB Picks 5/12/23

Oakland Athletics (8-30) vs Texas Rangers (22-14)

Game Info: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Ken Waldichuk (1-2) (7.25) vs Martin Perez (4-1) (3.86)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +105 / Texas Rangers -135 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at the Oakland Coliseum. On Thursday it was the Rangers that secured the 4-0 victory. 

Rangers Betting Preview

The Rangers come into this game with a 23-14 record overall and on Thursday night the pitching was really good. The Rangers are averaging 6.31 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.03 runs per game. The offense is ranked 1st while the pitching is ranked 9th. Adolis Garcia has hit nine home runs and driven in 36 RBIs. On the mound for the Rangers will be Martin Perez who sits with a 4-1 record and an ERA of 3.86. In his last start he went 3.2 innings giving up eight hits and seven runs. 

A’s Betting Preview

The A’s come into this game with an 8-31 record overall and the offense was again an issue not scoring any goals. The A’s come into this game averaging 3.87 runs while their pitching is giving up 7.61 runs per game. The pitching is ranked 30th and they need the pitching to be better going forward. Brent Rooker has been strong this season hitting 10 home runs and driving in 26 RBIs. On the mound for the A’s will be Ken Waldichuk who sits with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 7.25. In his last start against the Royals he went five innings giving up six hits and four runs. 

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Rangers vs A’s Trends

Rangers are 10-1 in Perezs last 11 road starts vs. a team with a losing record. Athletics are 4-1 in Waldichuk's last 5 starts. Athletics are 4-1 in Waldichuk's last 5 starts on grass. Over is 4-0 in Perez's last 4 starts on grass. Over is 4-0 in Perez's last 4 starts overall. Over is 8-1 in Athletics last 9 games vs. a left-handed starter. Over is 8-1 in Perezs last 9 starts during game 2 of a series.

Shane’s Free Pick

The A’s have won four of the last starts by Waldichuk, but it mostly hasn’t been because of his pitching, rather the run support he received. Perez is going to lockdown the A’s offense and that is going to be the difference as they will get the job done. This is going to be a blowout victory. Back the Rangers -1.5.

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Shane’s Pick Rangers -1.5

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