Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 6, 2024 9:40 PM

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May 6, 2024 6:20 AM
On May 6, 2024, the Texas Rangers (19-16) take on the Oakland Athletics (17-18) at the Oakland Coliseum, where the Athletics hold a 9-10 home record. The Rangers look to build on their 9-7 road record as they face an Oakland team that leads the regular season series 2-1. With a chilly temperature of 52 degrees and a 4% chance of precipitation, the stage is set for an exciting matchup.
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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Probable Pitchers

The probable starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers in their upcoming game against the Oakland Athletics is Andrew Heaney, who enters the matchup with a 0-4 record and a 5.10 ERA. Despite his struggles, Heaney has shown flashes of brilliance, boasting 26 strikeouts in 30 innings pitched, which could be a key factor in the Rangers' effort to secure a victory.

Alex Wood, the probable starting pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, will look to bounce back from a shaky start to the season, boasting a 1-2 record and 6.32 ERA, when he takes the mound against the Texas Rangers. Despite striking out 29 batters in 31.1 innings, Wood has struggled with control, issuing 17 walks, and will need to find his rhythm to silence the Rangers' bats.

Texas Rangers Analysis

As the Texas Rangers prepare to face the Oakland Athletics, they'll be counting on probable starter Andrew Heaney to contain the A's offense. The Rangers' lineup, led by Josh Smith's .293 batting average, has been decent at getting on base, ranking 10th in runs scored with 164. However, their 274 strikeouts, 23rd in the league, could spell trouble against the A's pitching staff. On the bright side, Adolis Garcia's power, with 8 home runs and 27 RBIs, provides a spark that could prove decisive. The Rangers' 35 home runs, 13th in the league, indicate they have the potential to break out against the A's, but it'll be crucial for Heaney to keep the A's bats in check to give his team a shot at victory.

Oakland Athletics Analysis

As the Oakland Athletics prepare to face the Texas Rangers, their batting statistics paint a mixed picture. On one hand, their 3rd-ranked 44 home runs suggest they have the potential to capitalize on big plays, and Abraham Toro's .267 batting average provides a reliable presence at the plate. However, their 24th-ranked 122 runs scored and 26th-ranked 124 runs scored overall indicate that consistency has been an issue. Additionally, their 5th-ranked 328 strikeouts are a concern, especially against a Rangers pitching staff that has shown flashes of brilliance this season. If the Athletics can limit their strikeouts and get timely hits, they may be able to exploit the Rangers' vulnerabilities and come out on top.

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Injuries

Oakland Athletics

  • Norge Ruiz (SP): Out
  • Esteury Ruiz (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Jack Perkins (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Joe Boyle (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Scott Alexander (RP): 15-Day-IL

Texas Rangers

  • Luis Mieses (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Shane Greene (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Keyber Rodriguez (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Austin Pruitt (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Matt Duffy (3B): Day-To-Day

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds

The Texas Rangers are favored to win, currently sitting at -135, while the Oakland Athletics are the underdogs, with opening odds of +120. The Over/Under for the game is set at 8.5.

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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

I predict the Rangers will be singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game all the way to a 5-4 victory, but let's be real, it's gonna be a long night for the Athletics' bullpen.

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MLB Player Prop Picks for Rangers vs Athletics

Alex Wood (OAK) Under 4.5 Strikeouts Thrown -122
  • Grade: B+
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 57.5%
  • Bet Units: 1.4
  • Fair Odds: -135
  • Market Width: 34
Adolis Garcia (TEX) Over 0.5 Home Runs +480
  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.3%
  • Odds to Hit: 22.1%
  • Bet Units: 1.5
  • Fair Odds: +353
  • Market Width: 190
Adolis Garcia (OF) - TEX Over 0.5 Hits -208
  • They're projected for 1.1 HIT.
  • In games they had at least 2 at bats:
  • • Season 81.8% (27-6) (impl -450)
  • • Last 25 80.0% (20-5) (impl -400)
  • • Last 20 80.0% (16-4) (impl -400)
  • • Last 15 80.0% (12-3) (impl -400)
  • • Last 10 80.0% (8-2) (impl -400)
  • • Last 5 100.0% (5-0)
  • • Last 3 100.0% (3-0)

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