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Athletics Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 6/24/2021

Two of MLB’s most productive power hitters face off when the Oakland Athletics (45-31) and the Texas Rangers (27-47) meet at 2:05 PM ET on Thursday at Globe Life Field. Matt Olson has 20 homers (fourth in the league) for the favored Athletics (-157), and Adolis Garcia ranks fourth in MLB play with 20 round-trippers this season for the Rangers (+133). Chris Bassitt starts for Oakland while Texas will counter with Kolby Allard.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of June 24, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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Athletics vs Rangers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Bassitt (OAK) Pitcher Allard (TEX)
7 – 2 W/L 2 – 2
92.2 IP 40.0
3.40 ERA 2.93
1.050 WHIP 1.080
9.5 K/9 9.7
2.1 BB/9 2.3

Athletics Probable Starter Chris Bassitt

  • Bassitt (7-2) gets the starting nod for the Athletics in his 16th start of the season. He has a 3.40 ERA in 92 2/3 innings pitched, with 98 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander’s last time out came on Saturday against the Yankees, when he threw six innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The opposing Rangers offense has a collective .231 batting average, and is 19th in the league with 568 total hits and 22nd in MLB play with 297 runs scored. They have the 23rd-ranked slugging percentage (.377) and rank 17th in home runs (84) in all of MLB.
  • The Athletics are 7-2 in Bassitt’s nine starts this season with Oakland as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 24, 2021 at 2:18 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Bassitt

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nick Solak 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Joey Gallo 5 .800 4 2 3 .857 3.057
Jose Trevino 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 .833
Willie Calhoun 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Eli White 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500

Rangers Probable Starter Kolby Allard

  • Allard (2-2) will take the mound for the Rangers, his fifth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed six innings while giving up two earned runs on four hits in a matchup with the Twins.
  • The Athletics rank 10th in MLB with 348 runs scored this season. They have a .238 batting average this campaign with 97 home runs (eighth in the league).
  • His team has been victorious in 27.3% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 3-8.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 24, 2021 at 2:18 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Allard

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ramón Laureano 3 .333 1 0 1 .500 .833
Sean Murphy 3 .333 1 0 2 .333 .666
Matt Olson 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Mark Canha 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Mitch Moreland 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.000

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics score an average of 4.9 runs per game on the road compared to 4.3 per contest at home.
  • The Athletics are the 10th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.6 runs per game (348 total).
  • The Athletics have been the moneyline favorite 46 total times this season. They’ve gone 29-17 in those games.
  • Oakland has a 10-3 record (winning 76.9% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -157 or shorter.
  • Oakland has combined with opponents to go over the total 36 times this season for a 36-35-2 record against the over/under.
  • Oakland played as the moneyline favorite for seven of its last 10 games, and went 5-2 in those matchups.

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers rank 22nd in the league with 297 total runs scored this season.
  • In home games this season, they have scored a total of 142 runs (3.8 per game) while pushing across 155 total away from Globe Life Field, an average of 4.2 per contest.
  • This season, the Rangers have won 24 out of the 65 games, or 36.9%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Texas has entered 37 games this season as the underdog by +133 or more and is 13-24 in those contests.
  • Texas and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 34 of their 74 opportunities.
  • In nine games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Texas has a record of 3-6.

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Olson paces the Athletics in home runs (20), runs batted in (53) and has a team-high batting average of .298.
  • Among the qualified batters in baseball, Olson’s 76 hits rank 23rd, his 20 HR rank fourth, his 53 RBI rank fourth, his .298 AVG ranks 15th, his .372 OBP ranks 21st, and his .604 SLG ranks 14th.
  • Mark Canha is hitting .257 with 12 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters in MLB play, Canha ranks 17th in OBP.

Athletics Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Mark Canha 269 .257 55 11 33 .378 .832
Matt Olson 255 .298 48 20 53 .372 .976
Matt Chapman 253 .225 33 9 36 .326 .721
Jed Lowrie 244 .238 33 5 31 .319 .680
Elvis Andrus 241 .228 22 0 16 .268 .571
Ramón Laureano 208 .260 34 13 27 .340 .850
Sean Murphy 203 .227 25 10 39 .333 .781
Mitch Moreland 148 .223 18 5 19 .276 .634
Seth Brown 147 .190 19 9 24 .259 .667
Tony Kemp 135 .289 26 4 17 .404 .863

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Nate Lowe has been key for Texas with 66 hits, an OBP of .346 plus a slugging percentage of .398.
  • Lowe’s hits and batting average fall outside of league leaders among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Lowe will look to extend his five-game hitting streak. He’s batting .350 with one homer over that span.
  • Garcia leads Texas in home runs with 20 and runs batted in with 52.
  • Garcia ranks fourth in HR (20), and sixth in RBI (52) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Rangers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 300 .280 41 6 28 .312 .712
Nick Solak 270 .230 38 8 29 .305 .675
Nate Lowe 264 .250 33 10 38 .346 .744
Adolis García 250 .276 35 20 52 .308 .860
Joey Gallo 231 .221 38 13 33 .381 .797
Willie Calhoun 201 .249 22 5 19 .317 .700
Jose Trevino 156 .224 13 3 15 .239 .540
Charlie Culberson 139 .223 12 3 13 .280 .640
Brock Holt 112 .232 12 1 12 .328 .649
Eli White 96 .198 12 3 8 .274 .618

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