Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 5/6/24

Oakland Athletics (17-18) vs Texas Rangers (19-16)

Game Info: Monday, May 6, 2024 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Alex Wood (1-2) (6.32) vs Andrew Heaney (0-4) (5.10)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +115 / Texas Rangers -135 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics prediction for this MLB game on Monday, May 6th at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. To formulate this prediction for game one in the series, we will examine:

  • The Rangers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Athletics recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Texas
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Oakland
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Texas and Oakland
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Texas and Oakland

Rangers are Getting Hot 

The Texas Rangers are 19-16 this year and they have won five of their last seven games. Texas is coming off of a series win against Kansas City, where they won two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Rangers won two out of three against Washington and Cincinnati, but lost two out of three against Seattle. Texas has won three series in a row and they are now second in the AL West, just a half game behind Seattle. 

The Texas pitching staff has a 3.69 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a .215 opponent batting average. The Rangers offense has scored 164 runs with a .252 batting average and a .320 on base percentage. Adolis Garcia is batting .286 with eight home runs and 27 RBI’s for the Rangers this season. Texas has been up and down this season, but they have scored at least four runs in five of their last eight games. 

Athletics Fighting in the AL West 

The Oakland Athletics are 17-18 this season and they have won six of their last seven games. Oakland is coming off of a series win against Miami, where they won two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Athletics swept the Pirates in three games and won two out of three against Baltimore. Oakland has won eight of their last ten games and they are third in the AL West behind the Mariners and Rangers. 

The Oakland pitching staff has a 3.99 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .245 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 124 runs with a .215 batting average and a .290 on base percentage. JJ Bleday is batting .246 with four home runs and 13 RBI’s for the Athletics this year. Oakland is one of the lower scoring teams in the MLB, but they have scored at least four runs in five of their last seven games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Texas is Andrew Heaney, who is 0-4 with a 5.10 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP over 30.0 innings pitched this year. Heaney has allowed three earned runs or fewer in three of his last four starts. The projected starting pitcher for Oakland is Alex Wood, who is 1-2 with a 6.32 ERA and a 1.98 WHIP over 31.1 innings pitched this year. Wood has allowed three earned runs and 12 hits over his last two starts, but allows eight earned runs and 15 hits in the previous two starts. 

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Tyler Nevin has hit a home run in two of the Athletics' last three games as underdogs.
  • Shea Langeliers has recorded a Double in each of the Athletics' last three games as home underdogs.
  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one hit in each of the Athletics' last eight games as underdogs.
  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one total base in each of the Athletics' last eight games as underdogs.
  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Athletics' last three games as underdogs.
  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one Single in each of the Athletics' last five games as underdogs.
  • Brent Rooker has scored at least one run in four of his last five appearances.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 road appearances against AL opponents.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 road appearances against AL opponents.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded a Single in each of the Rangers' last six games.
  • Marcus Semien has scored at least one run in nine of the Rangers' last 10 night games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Andrew Heaney has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his six previous appearances at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded at least one RBI in 11 of the Rangers' last 13 road games against the Athletics.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded a Double in each of the Rangers' last three games as road favorites against AL opponents.
  • Corey Seager has hit a home run in four of his last five road appearances against the Athletics after playing the previous day.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Oakland Athletics rank 3rd in the league for home runs this season (44).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank T28th in the league for doubles this season (43).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 2nd in the league for opponent batting average this season (.215).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 2nd in the league for hits allowed this season (246).

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 

Texas comes into this game after winning three series in a row, and they are starting to play some solid baseball. Oakland has also played very well recently and their pitching staff has been great over their last 10 games. Both of these pitchers have elevated ERA’s on the season, but Heaney has been decent in his last four starts. Alex Wood has also been better in recent outings, but he still allows way too many base runners. My Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics prediction is for the Rangers to win game one of the series. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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