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Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers

May 6, 2024

The Texas Rangers (19-16) and Oakland Athletics (17-18) will play another competitive MLB series matchup on Monday, May 6, at 9:40 PM ET at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Rangers are slight favorites, with a moneyline of -135.

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Rangers have emerged victorious in five of their last seven matchups heading into this series. In their latest battles, the Rangers triumphed against the Kansas City Royals and landed two victories out of three games.

With three consecutive series triumphs under their belt, the Rangers now hold the second spot in the AL West, trailing Seattle by just a half-game. They have an opportunity to get back at the A's after losing two out of three games back in early April.

The Rangers' pitching is impressive: They have a 3.69 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP and have held opponents to a .215 batting average. Andrew Heaney will start on the mound here (0-4, 5.10 ERA, 1.10 WHIP).

Offensively, the Rangers have put together 164 runs, boasting a .252 batting average and a .320 on-base percentage. They will need exceptional offense from Adolis Garcia, who has maintained a .286 batting average alongside eight home runs and 27 RBIs this season. While the Rangers have experienced their ups and downs in performances, they have scored at least four runs in five of their last eight outings.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The Athletics have won six of their past seven matchups. They recently won two out of three against the Miami Marlins, one of which was a 20-4 finish. They have also won eight of their last ten games and are now third in the AL West, behind the Mariners and Rangers.

The A's pitching staff has maintained a 3.99 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .245 batting average against them. Alex Wood (1-2, 6.32 ERA, 1.98 WHIP) will start for them on the mound.

Their offensive lineup has contributed 124 runs but has put up a paltry .215 batting average with a .290 on-base percentage. They have rallied around JJ Bleday's .246 batting average, alongside four home runs and 13 RBI, to boost their offense.

Despite being among the lower-scoring teams in the league, the A's have managed to score a minimum of four runs in five of their recent seven games. This will be tested once again, as they agreed on 2.33 runs over the Rangers in their last series meeting. 

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

MyBookie has the odds ready for this MLB showdown, with the Texas Rangers as slight favorites to succeed on the road. Market insights predict that the Rangers have a 55.5 percent chance of success. Look for the Rangers to get back on track in this series.

Final Pick: Texas Rangers -135