Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 7/11/2022

by | Jul 11, 2022

The Texas Rangers (39-44), led by Corey Seager on a three-game home run streak, are -171 favorites on the moneyline to defeat the Oakland Athletics (29-58). First pitch is set for 8:05 PM ET Monday, live from Globe Life Field. Texas’ Spencer Howard gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Adrian Martinez.

Rangers vs. Athletics Spread and Betting Line

Rangers vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rangers -171 +145 9 -120 -101 -1.5 +113 -136

Computer Predictions for Rangers vs. Athletics

After taking a look at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup, our best bet is the Athletics on the moneyline at +145. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 9 runs.

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+145) and Over (9)

Rangers vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Texas Rangers probable starting pitcher: Spencer Howard
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Adrian Martinez
  • Game Day: Monday, July 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Stadium: Globe Life Field

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Howard Martinez
2 GS 3
0-1 W-L 2-1
10.97 ERA 6.00
10.2 IP 15.0
4 BB 2
14 SO 11

Rangers Starter Spencer Howard

  • Howard (0-1) takes the mound for the Rangers to make his third start of the season.
  • The righty last pitched on Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • In his four games this season, opposing hitters have a collective batting average of .340 against him. He has a 10.97 ERA and averages 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The opposing Athletics offense has the worst slugging percentage (.327) and ranks 29th in MLB play with 62 home runs. It has a collective .209 batting average, and is last in MLB with 589 total hits and 29th in MLB action scoring 273 runs.
  • Howard has thrown two innings, giving up two earned runs on two hits while striking out four against the Athletics this season.

Athletics Starter Adrian Martinez

  • The Athletics will hand the ball to Martinez (2-1) for his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings while giving up three earned runs on eight hits in a matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 6.00 and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .311 in three games this season.
  • In three starts this season, Martinez has lasted five or more innings two times, with an average of 5.0 innings per appearance.
  • The Rangers rank 16th in MLB with 372 runs scored this season. They have a .239 batting average this campaign with 110 home runs (eighth in the league).

Rangers Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Rangers have been favored 30 times and won 13, or 43.3%, of those games.
  • Texas has played as a favorite of -171 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 63.1% chance of a victory for the Rangers.
  • Texas and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 38 of their 84 opportunities.
  • The Rangers have an ATS record of 48-36-0 in 84 games with a spread this season.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have been chosen as underdogs in 73 games this year and have walked away with the win 24 times (32.9%) in those games.
  • Oakland has a mark of 15-26 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +145 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Athletics have a 40.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Oakland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 35 of their 87 opportunities.
  • The Athletics have an against the spread mark of 41-46-0 in 87 games with a line this season.

Rangers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Seager has homered 19 times this season, the highest mark on the Rangers, while hitting .245 with 45 RBI.
  • Of all batters in MLB, Seager ranks 13th in home runs and 38th in RBI.
  • Seager has collected a hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .500 with four home runs, three walks and nine RBI.
  • Marcus Semien is batting .238 with 14 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 26 walks.
  • Semien ranks 65th in home runs and 71st in RBI among all MLB hitters this season.
  • Semien has two games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is hitting .238 with a double, a triple, a home run, a walk and five RBI.
  • Adolis Garcia paces the Rangers with 51 runs batted in.
  • Nate Lowe is hitting .277 to lead his team.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Corey Seager 81 .245 .317 .456 19 45 78
Marcus Semien 82 .238 .293 .392 11 39 79
Adolis García 80 .245 .284 .462 15 51 78
Nate Lowe 78 .277 .330 .445 12 37 81
Jonah Heim 64 .261 .313 .474 12 31 55

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Elvis Andrus is hitting .226 with 20 doubles, six home runs and 24 walks, while getting on base at a rate of .294.
  • Andrus ranks 168th in homers and 201st in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Sean Murphy has a club-high .229 batting average.
  • Murphy ranks 98th among all hitters in the big leagues in homers, and 105th in RBI.
  • Seth Brown has been solid source of run production for the Athletics with 10 long balls and 37 runs batted in.
  • Tony Kemp has nine doubles, two home runs and 25 walks while hitting .205.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Elvis Andrus 79 .226 .294 .372 6 22 59
Sean Murphy 77 .229 .296 .401 9 34 64
Seth Brown 80 .216 .274 .409 10 37 56
Tony Kemp 79 .205 .286 .262 2 13 54
Ramón Laureano 56 .237 .332 .389 6 15 47

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