Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 8-18-22

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 8/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 8/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Oakland Athletics (43-75) will grind with division rival Texas Rangers (52-65) in the series finale of the AL West Division at Globe Life Field in Arlington on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 2:05 PM ET.


Oakland fell to 5th place 43-75 in the AL West Division with a .364 team percentage and 32.5 contests behind first place after collecting 400 runs but wasting 528 for a -128 run difference for the year.


The Athletics gained a 2-1 lead in a series versus the Rangers after winning the last two rounds at 5-1 on Tuesday & 7-2 on Wednesday.


Catcher Sean Murphy powered the offense for Oakland in their recent win after completing three runs on a triple with three RBIs in five at-bats.


SP Adam Oller controlled the ball after allowing only 5 hits, one earned run, and a walk while striking out 4 Texas hitters in pitching for 6.0 innings in the victory.


First Baseman Seth Brown led the Athletics’ batting squad after hitting 17 long balls while driving 49 runs batted in and averaging .229 at the plate for the year.


Catcher Sean Murphy contributed a team-high 52 RBIs with 16 homers while adding a team-leading batting average of .251, an OBP of .327, and a slugging percentage of .450 in reinforcing the offense for Oakland this season.


Left-hander Zach Logue (3-6, 5.49 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 29 Ks) will be starting for the Athletics in the final installment of a series against the Rangers on Thursday afternoon.


Logue gave up 45 hits, 14 free passes, and 8 long balls after finishing 41.0 frames in the major league this year.


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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Predictions 8/18/2022


The Texas Rangers are in 3rd place at 52-65 in the American League West Division with a team percentage of .444 and 23 matches behind first place after earning 516 runs but losing 526 for a run difference of -10 over the course of the campaign.


The Rangers look to even a series after losing the 2nd & 3rd installments to the Athletics while winning the series opener at 2-1 on Monday.


SS Corey Seager scored one run on a double in 4 at-bats while starter Cole Ragans finished 5.0 frames with 4 hits, 3 earned runs, and one walk but struck out 3 Oakland batters in leading the offense of Texas in their recent loss on Wednesday.


SS Corey Seager led the batting squad of the Rangers after hitting 26 dingers with 59 RBIs and a batting average of .252 while 1B Nathaniel Lowe marked a team-leading OBP of .338, a slugging percentage of .459, and averages .288 at the plate this year.


RF Adolis Garcia pitched in a team-high 74 RBIs with 19 long balls and a batting average of .254 for the season. The Texas Rangers will counter with right-hander Dane Dunning (2-6, 4.12 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 104 Ks) to take on the mound in the final match of a series versus the Athletics on Thursday.


Dunning gave up116 hits, 12 home runs, and 47 BBs after pitching for 118.0 innings in the majors this season.          


Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers. The MLB Pick for this contest is Texas -189. The Rangers got the edge of crowd support at their home field in taking control of this game against the Athletics on Thursday.


After finishing 118 outings, Oakland ranked 29th in OPS and in runs scored while Texas ranked 18th in OPS and 15th in runs scored this season. The prediction: Texas Rangers will win 4-2.    


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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 8/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:05 PM ET


Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX


Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022                  




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Texas Rangers -189   


MLB Totals: 8.5


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