Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 5/8/24

Oakland Athletics (17-20) vs Texas Rangers (21-16)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

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Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +113 / Texas Rangers -152 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in a MLB doubleheader at Oakland Coliseum. Here’s a Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction.

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Texas Rangers have won 4 straight games, which includes 2 wins over the Kansas City Royals. The Texas Rangers have scored 22 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Texas Rangers have won 7 straight games when scoring more than 1 run. Marcus Semien leads the Texas Rangers with 42 hits and 27 RBI, while Adolis Garcia and Jonah Heim have combined for 70 hits and 51 RBI.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The Oakland Athletics are 17-20 this season despite wins over the Pirates and Marlins. The Oakland Athletics have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 6 of their last 7 games when’s coring 4 or more runs. Abraham Toro leads the Oakland Athletics with 33 hits and 14 RBI, while JJ Bleday and Tyler Nevin have combined for 56 hits and 23 RBI.

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Michael Lorenzen and Jack Leiter will get the ball for the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.

JP Sears and Osvaldo Bido will get the ball for the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Seth Brown has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Athletics' last four day games against AL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Seth Brown has hit a home run in each of the Athletics' last two day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded a Single in each of his last five appearances in day games.
  • Esteury Ruiz has recorded an RBI in each of his last three appearances.
  • J.D. Davis has recorded at least one hit in eight of his last nine home appearances against AL opponents.
  • Seth Brown has scored a run in each of the Athletics' last four day games against AL West opponents that held a winning record.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 road appearances against AL opponents.
  • Corey Seager has hit a home run in three of his last four road appearances against the Athletics after playing the previous day.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine road appearances against AL opponents.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded at least one RBI in 12 of the Rangers' last 15 road games against the Athletics.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded a Double in five of the Rangers' last six day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Michael Lorenzen has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last eight appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Michael Lorenzen has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances against the Athletics.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 road appearances against AL opponents.
  • Corey Seager has scored at least one run in eight of his last nine appearances at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum against AL West opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Oakland Athletics rank 29th in the league for doubles this season (46).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank T3rd in the league for home runs this season (46).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 3rd in the league for hits this season (323).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 3rd in the league for opponent batting average this season (.214).

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

Game 1 Prediction: Both Michael Lorenzen and JP Sears have been solid this season with ERAs under 4. Lorenzen has been at his best on the road, where he has a 2.12 ERA and .175 allowed batting average. Sears has allowed just 12 runs in his last 35.2 innings. Sears hasn't allowed a run in 2 of his last 3 starts. Two pitchers in good form and two offenses that have been streaky at times, I'll side with the under in game 1 of the doubleheader between the Rangers and Athletics.  

Game 2 Prediction: I want nothing to do with a matchup of Jack Leiter and Osvaldo Bido. Leiter got absolutely rocked in his MLB debut against the Tigers and is now being thrown out there for his second start a few weeks later. Bido hasn't pitched at all this season, and he's coming off a rookie year with the Pirates where he 55 hits and 33 earned runs in 50.2 innings. I'm not touching this game at all. However, if forced to pick, I'd lean Rangers just because they're the better team overall, and they have a higher probability of overcoming a rough start. 

Randy’s Pick Game 1 - Under / Game 2 - Rangers

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