Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics Pick – MLB July 24, 2022

The Oakland Athletics will look for a rare sweep at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. They opened this series with a 5-4 win on Friday night after doing their best to blow the game. Oakland scored 2 runs in the top of the 9th to make things interesting.

The A’s held and then received a strong performance from James Kaprielian on the bump on Saturday. Kaprielian pitched 5 innings with just 2 hits and no earned runs allowed. The Rangers got onto the board with a run in the top of the 7th, but they didn’t get any closer in a 3-1 loss.

Despite the good effort the last two days, the Athletics are looking at a record of 35-62 going into the final day of this series. They’re 29 games behind the Astros for the lead in the AL West.

This is an uphill battle that isn’t going to end at the conclusion of this season or even next year. It’s going to be a lengthy rebuilding process that will take years in Oakland. They blew the roster up recently and weren’t interested in spending any money.

It’s coming for the A’s to be cheap on the open market, but they went down to the bottom for 2022.

With small crowds at the Coliseum, the current A’s are doing their best to be competitive in games. They’ve done that against the Rangers, who were different and spent a lot of money.

The Rangers were looking at doing big things this year. They’re going into Sunday at 42-51 and 20 games behind the ‘Stros. Big underachievers? That’s closer to the truth.

Martin Perez will be tasked with putting the Rangers back in the win column. For the A’s, Paul Blackburn is scheduled to have the starting nod at home. Head below for our free Rangers vs. Athletics prediction on July 24, 2022.

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics Live Betting Odds:

MLB Odds Courtesy of Bovada:
Team Spread Moneyline Total
Texas Rangers -1.5 (+125) -130 7.5 (-110)
Oakland Athletics +1.5 (-145) +108 7.5 (-110)
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Team Data Texas Rangers Oakland A’s
Overall Record 42-51 35-62
Away/Home Record 21-25 14-32
Batting Average .239 .212
Batting Average Away/Home .240 .194
Runs Per 9 4.58 3.40
Team ERA 4.07 4.32
Team ERA Away/Home 3.93 4.40

Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction:

Martin Perez could be nice trade bait for the Rangers at the trade deadline. If they were in contention to win, they’d obviously not look to trade Perez. However, this looks like a good spot to deal him to a contender.

The Rangers won’t blow go full sell mode, but a veteran like Perez that has peaked allows him to be moved.

Perez is going into this afternoon with an ERA of 2.68 and a 1.19 WHIP. The lefty has been on the mound for an average of 6.1 innings per start.

Perez was able to get back on track after his worst performance of the season against the Minnesota Twins. Perez was tagged for 7 hits and 6 earned runs through 6 innings of work.

He fired back with a standout outing versus the Seattle Mariners. The Rangers didn’t get the win, but Perez deserved a win for his effort. He allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run in 5 innings of work.

He’s been in strong form on the road, with an ERA of 2.52 and a 1.23 WHIP.

I’m sure that Perez will handle the A’s in this one. He has in the past, with the A’s recording just 2 RBIs in 60 at-bats. It’s been tough for the A’s to score this season and it’s likely the case on Sunday.

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics Betting Trends:


  • Record (Last 10): 3-7
  • 0-5 overall in their previous five games on a Sunday
  • 0-5 overall in their previous five games versus the AL West
  • 1-5 overall in their previous six games
  • 2-4 overall in their previous six games versus the Athletics
  • UNDER is 5-1 in their previous six third game of a series


  • Record (Last 10): 5-5
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games
  • 4-17 overall in their previous 21 games versus a left-handed starter
  • UNDER is 14-4 in their previous 18 games
  • UNDER is 8-2 in their previous ten games at home
  • UNDER is 5-1 in their previous six games versus the AL West

  • Oakland has scored 3.4 runs per 9 innings for 29th in the major leagues. They’re hitting just .212 for 30th in the majors going into Sunday.

    They have an abysmal 2.59 runs per 9 and a .194 batting average at home.

    This game may come down to the arm of Paul Blackburn. He’s coming of some rough work recently, but could be in for a much better performance.

    Blackburn has an ERA of 3.60 and a 1.20 WHIP. He was rolling before giving up 11 earned runs in his previous 10 innings.

    The Rangers have scored 3.72 runs per 9 innings and a .218 batting average in their last five outings. Blackburn is unlikely to be perfect in this start, but he’s at least capable of much better than his recent production.

    I’m looking at an UNDER game in a 4-3 or 4-2 final at the Coliseum to wrap up this three-game series in Oakland.


    Rangers vs. Athletics Pick
    UNDER 7.5
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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