Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics Pick – MLB May 26, 2022

The Texas Rangers are in Oakland for a four-game tilt against the Oakland Athletics. They are coming off an impressive 7-2 win at Angel Stadium last night. Glenn Otto pitched a strong game, while Mitch Garver and Kole Calhoun both stepped up with long balls.

Reid Detmers didn’t have his best performance, as he left the game with 5 hits and 5 earned runs allowed. Mike Mayers couldn’t reduce the damage out of the bullpen. He allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs in just 2 innings.

It was a quality effort from the Rangers in that one. We’ve seen them play well this season, but putting together consistent results has been their problem.

The Rangers are entering tonight with a record of 19-23 and 8.5 games behind the Houston Astros. This isn’t what they planned on after signing Marcus Semien.

Semien is still looking for his first home run, but had a productive evening at Angel Stadium.

Semien went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run. He is crazily enough is still searching for a long ball. Perhaps once he gets that off his back, the bat will begin to open up for Semien.

There are shades of Chris Davis, but it’s much too early to go that far. Keep in mind we’re not even into June yet. The Rangers have time to erase a medicore start to this season as well.

They are in Oakland for a four-game series versus a team that will likely be in Las Vegas in the future. Taking the Raiders lead, the A’s see the potential for more money in Vegas.

The organization doesn’t have much motivation to win now, resulting in 19-27 baseball. The A’s are 10.5 games behind the Astros in the AL West, though coming off a couple of solid wins over the Seattle Mariners, 7-5 and 4-2.

Head below for our free Rangers vs. Athletics prediction on May 26, 2022.

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Texas Rangers +1.5 (-200) -105 Over 6.5 (-125)
Oakland Athletics -1.5 (+170) -115 Under 6.5 (+105)
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Team Data Texas Rangers Oakland Athletics
Overall Record 19-23 19-27
Away/Home Record 9-11 6-15
Batting Average .221 .209
Batting Average Away/Home .216 .195
Runs Per 9 4.15 3.44
Team ERA 4.01 3.87
Team ERA Away/Home 3.55 4.31

Rangers vs. Athletics Prediction:

The Rangers aren’t getting what they expected out of Marcus Semien, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t bright spots for the Rangers. One big bright spot is starter Martin Perez. He is in good form and will look to stay hot versus a lackluster A’s offense tonight.

Perez is going into the Coliseum with an ERA of 1.64 and a 1.01 WHIP in 49.1 innings of work. The righty is one of the hottest pitchers in baseball at the moment.

You wouldn’t know it if you weren’t paying attention to the Rangers, though. Perez has allowed 1 or no earned runs in six straight attempts. After allowing 3 runs to the Angels on April 17, he’s been on fire.

Perez is coming off a gem against the Houston Astros last week.

Perez pitched a complete game in his latest start, going the distance with no runs allowed through 9 innings on the bump at Minute Maid Park. In his previous three outings, he’s posted an ERA of 0.84 and a 0.98 WHIP.

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics Betting Trends:


  • Record (Last 10): 6-4
  • 7-3 overall in their previous ten games versus a team with a losing record
  • 5-2 overall in their previous seven games after scoring 5 or more runs
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus the Athletics
  • 8-21 overall in their previous 29 games on a Thursday
  • UNDER is 5-0-1 in their previous six games


  • Record (Last 10): 4-6
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games after a win
  • 3-14 overall in their previous 17 games at home
  • 2-9 overall in their previous 11 games versus a left-handed starter
  • 2-8 overall in their previous ten first games of a series
  • 6-13 overall in their previous 19 games versus the AL West

  • Frankie Montas has held up well for the Athletics, but the run support is lacking. Montas goes into this one with an ERA of 3.55 and a 1.01 WHIP through 52.1 innings.

    He’s going into tonight with a 3.86 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in his previous 14 innings on the hill. Montas conceded 6 earned runs in his last 12.1 innings.

    Oakland is one of the worst offenses in the major leagues.

    The A’s are 30th in the majors, with a team batting average of .212. They are 28th with only 0.73 home runs per game and 3.49 runs per 9 innings.

    If Perez has a good game, the A’s still need runs on the board. This has been a struggle for them, especially at home where they’re hitting .195.

    The crowds at A’s games are embarrassing, with their official numbers probably manipulated to make things better than they actually are at the RingCentral Coliseum.

    This can’t be the best environment to play in for the Athletics. They’ve been worse at home, with a record of 6-15 as opposed to a mark of 13-12 on the road. The Rangers at even money or close to even looks like great value in this one.


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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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