Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 7-12-22

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 7/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 7/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Oakland Athletics will go against the Texas Rangers in MLB action in Globe Life Field, TX, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 8:05 PM ET.

 

On Tuesday, James Kaprielian will be the A’s pitcher. In his previous appearance, Kaprielian had a stellar performance, holding the dangerous Blue Jays offense to just one run over six innings of work in a game the A’s lost.

 

The rookie right-hander is pitching well right now, allowing only two runs in his previous two appearances, but he has a dismal 5.06 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and a 1-5 record overall in 65 innings of work. Kaprielian is 1-2 with a 4.95 ERA in seven games and gave up four runs in 4.1 innings in their lone meeting this year.

 

One of the A’s top hitters, Sean Murphy, is still at his best. The 27-year-old catcher has 34 RBIs and a.697 OPS for the year after collecting four RBIs and an OPS of.867 this month.

 

Against Texas this year, Murphy has two RBIs and a respectable.731 OPS. On the IL, Jed Lowie touched down. The Athletics are the lowest in the league with 3.17 runs scored per game on average. With a 4.34 team ERA, the pitching staff ranks 23rd overall.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Oakland’s last 9 matches. 
  • The Athletics are 1-4 SU in their previous 5 matches. 
  • Oakland is 2-8 SU in their last 10 matches against Texas.

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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Predictions 7/12/2022

 

On Tuesday, Glenn Otto will play in his 12th game of the year. Otto put forth a fantastic performance in his most recent outing against the Orioles, giving up just two runs (one earned) in five innings, but he was given the loss and dropped to 4-5 on the year.

 

The rookie right-hander enters with a 5.26 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP in 51.1 innings of work due to command concerns that frequently get him into trouble.

 

Otto allowed a total of nine runs in 8.1 career innings versus the rivals despite having earlier this season held the A’s to one run in five innings.

 

This season, Adolis Garcia struggled against A’s pitchers, batting just.267 with three RBIs. With 15 home runs, 51 RBIs, and a.747 OPS, the 29-year-old slugger is enjoying a fantastic season. Garcia only drove in two runs this month.

 

The Rangers are ranked 15th in the major leagues with an average run total of 4.49. With a 3.92 team ERA going into the game, the pitching staff is ranked 16th overall.

 

  • The total went OVER in 6 of Texas’ last 7 matches. 
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Texas’ last 5 matches against Oakland. 
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Texas’ last 5 matches at home.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers. The MLB pick for this game is the Oakland Athletics.

 

James Kaprielian on the hill will help the Athletics play competitively in this game. In three of his previous four outings, he gave up two runs or fewer, demonstrating strong pitching. In his past two appearances, the right-hander held Seattle and Toronto to just one run each.

 

The Rangers are also having a bad season, going 4-7 in their past 11 games overall. The pitching is still being taken advantage of, and the A’s ought to hurt Glenn Otto. In 8.2 career innings thrown against Oakland, he struggled, giving up nine runs.

 

Oakland’s offense should keep them in this game after they were able to score eight runs in the first game of the series on Monday. The Oakland Athletics will win to a predicted score of 5-4.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Globe Life Field, TX

 

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

 

TV: NSCA 

 

MLB Odds: Oakland Athletics -120

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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