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Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics odds, tips and betting trends | May 27

In the second game of a four-game series at Oakland Coliseum, the Oakland Athletics (19-28) play the Texas Rangers (20-23), Friday at 9:40 PM ET.

The Athletics are an underdog at home (+116) versus the Rangers (-137). The Texas Rangers will hand the ball to Jon Gray (1-2, 3.21 ERA) looking for win No. 2 on the season, and the Athletics will counter with Cole Irvin (2-2, 3.21).

Matt Bush (1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 K) registered the win in the Rangers’ 4-1 victory over the Athletics yesterday. Nate Lowe led the way offensively, going 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Lou Trivino (0.1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 K) took the loss for the Athletics.

Before this Rangers vs. Athletics matchup, here’s everything you need to prepare for Friday’s MLB action.

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Rangers (-137, bet $137 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Athletics (+116, bet $100 to win $116)
  • Over/under: 7

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Rangers Stats and Trends

Rangers Betting Records

  • The Rangers have been favorites in 10 games this season and won four (40%) of those contests.
  • Texas has a record of 3-1 when favored by -137 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 57.8% chance of a victory for the Rangers.
  • Games involving Texas have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 17 of 43 chances this season.
  • The Rangers have an ATS record of 26-17-0 in 43 games with a spread this season.

Jon Gray (Rangers Probable Starter)

  • Gray (1-2) will take the mound for the Rangers, his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs in six innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Houston Astros.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 5.14, a 2.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.321 in six games this season.
  • He has started six games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
  • Gray will look to finish five or more innings for the third start in a row.
  • The Athletics rank 30th in MLB with a .211 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 29th in the league (.326) and 30 home runs.

Rangers Batting Stats

  • The Rangers rank 12th in Major League Baseball with 46 home runs.
  • Fueled by 98 extra-base hits, the Rangers rank 24th in MLB with a .358 slugging percentage this season.
  • Texas ranks 27th in MLB with a team batting average of just .222.
  • The Rangers rank 22nd in the league with 175 total runs scored this season.
  • Texas has an OBP of just .285 this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
  • The Rangers rank 13th in strikeouts per game (8.5) among MLB offenses.

Athletics Stats and Trends

Athletics Betting Records

  • The Athletics have been victorious in 14, or 37.8%, of the 37 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Oakland has been victorious 10 times in 28 chances when named as an underdog of at least +116 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Athletics have an implied victory probability of 46.3% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Oakland’s games have gone over the total in 18 of their 47 opportunities.
  • The Athletics have posted a record of 23-24-0 against the spread this season.

Cole Irvin (Athletics Probable Starter)

  • Irvin (2-2 with a 3.21 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Athletics, his seventh of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last time out came on Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, when he went six innings, surrendering three earned runs while allowing eight hits.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.21, with 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings in six games this season. Opposing hitters have a .254 batting average against him.
  • Irvin is seeking his third straight quality start.
  • Irvin is aiming for his seventh straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.2 innings per start.
  • He will face a Rangers offense that ranks 22nd in the league with 175 total runs scored while batting .222 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .358 slugging percentage (24th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 46 home runs (12th in the league).
  • In five innings over one appearance against the Rangers this season, Irvin has a 0.00 ERA and a 0.600 WHIP while his opponents are batting .059.

Athletics Batting Stats

  • The Athletics are third-worst in MLB action with 30 home runs.
  • This season, the Athletics are slugging .326, the second-lowest average in the league.
  • Oakland ranks last in the league with a .211 batting average.
  • The Athletics are the third-lowest scoring team in baseball averaging 3.4 runs per game (158 total).
  • Oakland ranks last in baseball with a .275 on-base percentage.
  • The Athletics strike out 8.7 times per game, the fifth-worst mark in baseball.

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Rangers vs. Athletics: Live Streaming Info & Game Time

  • Game Day: Friday, May 27, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • Stadium: Oakland Coliseum
  • TV Channel: NBC Sports Networks
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)

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