Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics odds, picks and predictions


The Texas Rangers (67-46) and the Oakland Athletics (32-81) play the middle contest of a 3-game series at Oakland Coliseum Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 9:40 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Rangers vs. Athletics odds and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.

Season series: Rangers lead 6-2

The Rangers have won a season-high 7 straight games to push their lead in the AL West to 3 games over the Houston Astros. Texas has outscored the opposition 44-17 over that stretch adding to the team’s league-best +172 run differential.

The Athletics are on the flip side with the worst run differential in the majors at minus-273. Oakland is just 17-40 at home this season including 1-4 against Texas at the Coliseum. The Under is 3-2 in the 5 meetings in Oakland this season.

Rangers at Athletics projected starters

RHP Max Scherzer vs. LHP J.P. Sears

Scherzer (10-4 4.04 ERA) makes his 21st start. He has a 1.21 WHIP 2.5 BB/9 and 10.3 K/9 in 113 2/3 innings for the Rangers and New York Mets.

  • Last start: Win 6 IP 3 ER 7 H 2 BB 9 K in 5-3 home win vs. the Chicago White Sox Thursday in his Texas debut
  • 2023 road splits (with the Mets): 6-4 5.16 ERA (66 1/3 IP 38 ER – 19 HR) .261 opponent batting average (OBA) in 12 starts

Sears (2-8 4.07 ERA) makes his 23rd start. He has a 1.08 WHIP 2.1 BB/9 and 8.2 K/9 in 121 2/3 innings.

  • Last start: Loss 5 IP 2 ER 6 H 3 BB 5 K in an 8-2 road loss vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday
  • 2023 home splits: 0-3 4.41 ERA (51 IP 25 ER – 14 HR) .234 OBA in 9 starts

Rangers at Athletics odds

Provided by BetMGM SportsbookUSA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub Lines last updated at 10:05 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Rangers -250 (bet $250 to win $100) | Athletics +190 (bet $100 to win $190)
  • Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Rangers -1.5 (-135) | Athletics +1.5 (+110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 7.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)

Rangers at Athletics picks and predictions


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The Rangers (-250) will cost you 2 1/2 times your potential return and that’s quite risky. Yes Texas has won 7 in a row and Oakland is awful but Scherzer has had his issues on the road and it remains to be seen if he’ll be able to iron those problems out in a new uniform.


Run line/Against the spread

Luckily for Scherzer and his issues on the road the RANGERS -1.5 (-135) should be able to roll up plenty of offense against the southpaw Sears.

The Rangers have covered as a favorite in 6 of the 7 victories during the current streak including the 5-3 win in Monday’s series opener. With Scherzer on the bump Texas ‘should’ be the play against the awful Oakland side.


While Scherzer has been giving on the road this season and Sears has been giving everywhere I think the total actually comes right down on the number AVOID.

The Under is 4-1 in the past 5 games overall for the Rangers including Scherzer’s debut against the White Sox last week. The A’s have gone low in 2 of the past 3 games and 4 of the past 5 games at home. If there is a lean it’s to the Under.

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