Rangers vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 5/13/23

Oakland Athletics (9-31) vs Texas Rangers (23-15)

Game Info: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

JP Sears (0-3) (5.54) vs Jon Gray (2-1) (3.82)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +125 / Texas Rangers -150 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers will play the Oakland Athletics in Game 3 of their series on Saturday afternoon at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.

Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers are 23-15 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. Texas won Game 1 of this series by a score of 4-0 on Thursday night. The Texas pitching staff has a 3.72 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a .231 opponent batting average this year. The Rangers offense has scored 238 runs with a .265 batting average and a .339 on base percentage. Adolis Garcia is batting .250 with nine home runs and 37 RBI’s for the Rangers. The projected starting pitcher for Texas is Jon Gray, who is 2-1 with a 3.82 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 37.2 innings pitched this season.

Athletics Preview

The Oakland Athletics are 9-31 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. Oakland won Game 2 of this series by a score of 9-7 on Friday night. The Oakland pitching staff has a 7.26 ERA, a 1.71 WHIP, and a .287 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 156 runs with a .233 batting average and a .314 on base percentage this season. Brent Rooker is batting .319 with 11 home runs and 29 RBI’s for the Athletics. The projected starting pitcher for Oakland is JP Sears, who is 0-3 with a 5.54 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 37.1 innings pitched this year. 

Trends

Texas is 5-2 in their last 7 games and 6-1 in their last 7 game three’s of a series. The under is 4-1 in Texas’ last 5 games. Oakland is 14-39 in their last 53 games and 1-6 in their last 7 Saturday games. The over is 16-5-1 in Oakland’s last 22 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. The over is 6-2-1 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings.

Pick

Oakland was able to get the win in Game 2 of this series, but that was only their ninth win so far this season. Texas is currently leading the AL West and they should bounce back with a win in this game. The Oakland pitching staff has been a disaster this year and they have their hands full with a very good Texas lineup. I am going to take the Rangers -1.5 in this game. 

David’s Pick Rangers -1.5

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