Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics 5-12-2023

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics 5/12/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics 5/12/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


Tonight, on Friday, May 12, the highly anticipated matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics is set to take place at the Oakland Coliseum.


This game marks the second clash in a four-game series between the two teams, with the previous day’s game excluded from this analysis.


The first pitch is scheduled for 9:40 PM Eastern Time. The Texas Rangers come into this game with the aim of securing their third consecutive series victory.


They have recently emerged victorious in two separate three-game road series against the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners.


In their most recent game on Wednesday, the Rangers managed to outlast the Mariners with a close 4-3 win.


With that victory, they improved their overall record to 22-14 for the season and secured their eighth win in the last eleven games. As of Thursday, the Rangers were leading the AL West division by three games ahead of the Angels.


One of the key strengths of the Texas Rangers lies in their impressive offense, which currently leads the entire MLB in scoring, averaging 6.31 runs per game.


They also rank fifth in the league in terms of slugging percentage (.441) and third in OPS+ (116). Defensively, the Rangers have been allowing an average of 4.03 runs per game, placing them tied for eighth in the league.


Their pitching staff has performed solidly with a 3.70 ERA (8th) and a 1.18 WHIP (5th).


  • The Texas Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
  • Texas is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against the Oakland Athletics.
  • The Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 5/12/2023


The Oakland Athletics lost to the New York Yankees on Wednesday, extending their losing streak to four games. The A’s have the worst record in baseball and arguably the worst pitching staff in the majors.


They surrender 7.61 runs per game (30th in the MLB) and carry a 7.43 ERA. On the offensive side of things, the Athletics are tallying 3.87 runs per game (27th) on a .233/.314/.384 slash line (.247/.320/.406 league average).


Ken Waldichuk will pitch for the Athletics on Friday. The 25-year-old left-hander is 1-2 with a 7.25 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, and 31/18 K/BB ratio in seven starts (36 IP) this season.


Waldichuk is coming off his first win in 2023. Last Saturday, he gave up four earned runs on six hits and six walks across five innings of work in a 5-4 road victory against the Kansas City Royals.


  • The Oakland Athletics are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 7 games against the Texas Rangers.
  • The Athletics are 1-13 SU in their last 14 games at home.

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics. The MLB Pick for this contest is the Texas Rangers. Prediction: The Texas Rangers will win -6-2.


Although they have significantly different records, the starting pitchers for both teams gave up almost the same number of hits so far this season.


Waldichuk has allowed 46 hits, which is only one more than Perez’s 45 hits. While both pitchers have been struggling lately, their respective offenses were able to support them.


In Perez’s last four starts on grass and overall, the Over has hit in each game, making it 4-0. The Over has also hit in the Athletics’ last five Friday games and in eight out of their last nine games against a left-handed starter.


Given these trends, it’s expected that there will be many hits and runs in this game, leading to the Over hitting. The final score prediction is 9-7 in favor of the Over.


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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics 5/12/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 9:40 PM ET


Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California 


Date: Friday, May 12, 2023




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Texas Rangers -179


MLB Totals: 8.5


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