Table of Contents

    Mark Mathias leads the Texas Rangers (62-80) into a contest against the Oakland Athletics (51-91) after he homered twice in an 8-7 win over the Athletics. The Rangers are favorites (-163) against the Athletics (+139) in this outing, which starts at 8:05 PM ET on Wednesday. Texas’ Dane Dunning and Oakland’s JP Sears pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

    It’s time to get your parents, spouse, coworkers, third cousin and mailman together again. MLB pools are back! Hit your own home run with RunYourPool today.
    Start here >

    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rangers vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Arlington, Texas
    • Stadium: Globe Life Field
    Rangers vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rangers -163 8.5

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers average 1.2 home runs per game to rank eighth in MLB play with 174 total home runs.
    • The Rangers have the 14th-ranked batting average in the league (.242).
    • The Rangers rank 24th in the league with a .305 on-base percentage.
    • The Rangers strike out 8.9 times per game, the No. 24 average in baseball.
    • The Rangers average 1.3 homers per game when playing at home this season (90 total in home contests).
    • The Rangers are slugging .406 with 2.8 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club is batting .243 with 565 hits (8.1 per game) at home this season.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien is batting .248 with 28 doubles, five triples, 22 home runs and 47 walks.
    • Among qualified batters in baseball, Semien ranks 86th in batting average, 113th in on-base percentage, and 68th in slugging.
    • Semien will look for his fourth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is batting .391 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and four RBI.
    • Corey Seager is hitting .246 with 19 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 56 walks.
    • Seager’s batting average is 90th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 81st, and his slugging percentage 43rd.
    • Adolis Garcia has 136 hits this season and has a slash line of .253/.301/.461.
    • Garcia heads into this matchup with five games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is hitting .412 with three doubles, three home runs, four walks and eight RBI.
    • Nate Lowe has 160 hits and an OBP of .361 to go with a slugging percentage of .501. All three of those stats lead Texas hitters this season.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics’ 120 home runs rank 26th in MLB this season.
    • The Athletics have a team batting average of just .217 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics have an OBP of just .281 this season, which ranks last in MLB.
    • The Athletics rank 17th in strikeouts per game (8.5) among MLB offenses.
    • In 70 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 74 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • They are slugging .373 in 70 road games this season.
    • They are averaging 7.8 base hits per game and batting .229 on the road this season.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Sean Murphy has an on-base percentage of .329 and a slugging percentage of .436. Both lead the Athletics.
    • Murphy ranks 79th in batting average, 68th in on-base percentage and 61st in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in MLB.
    • Tony Kemp is hitting .234 with 22 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 40 walks.
    • Kemp is currently 115th in batting average, 108th in on-base percentage and 134th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
    • Seth Brown has 101 hits, a team-best for the Athletics.
    • Ramon Laureano is batting .211 with 17 doubles, 13 home runs and 25 walks.

    Rangers vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Dunning Sears
    27 GS 8
    3-8 W-L 5-2
    4.39 ERA 3.33
    143.2 IP 51.1
    58 BB 15
    124 SO 33

    Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Preview | September 14


    Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Betting Preview | September 14

    About Author

    Matt K

    Matt is the Social Media Manager at RYP and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has experience managing social media accounts with agencies, small brands, and large companies. He’s a diehard New England sports fanatic, and if he’s not watching the Celtics, he can be found roaming around Boston discovering all that the city has to offer.

    13-Run Baseball Pools Pool

    MLB Pick'em


    Run a Home Run Pool for the 2024 Baseball Season

    MLB Pick'em


    Baseball Squares Pool (MLB Postseason Only)

    MLB Pick'em


    Baseball Squares Pool (MLB Postseason Only)

    MLB Pick'em


    English Premier League (EPL) Pick 'em Football (Soccer) Pool

    Soccer Pick'em


    NFL Football Confidence Pools for 2024

    NFL Pick'em


    Check Also