Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers Matchup Preview - August 17th, 2022

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Oakland Athletics Insights

  • Adam Oller has been unlucky this year, notching a 7.26 ERA despite THE BAT estimating his true talent level to be 5.04 — a 2.22 discrepancy.

  • Tony Kemp's average exit velocity has decreased this season; his 86.6-mph average last year has fallen off to 84.2-mph.

  • Projected catcher Sean Murphy profiles as a good pitch framer, via THE BAT projection system.

Texas Rangers Insights

  • The Texas Rangers outfield defense grades out as the 2nd-best on the slate today.

  • Jonah Heim has been lucky with his batting average this year; his .252 mark is quite a bit higher than his .201 Expected Batting Average (based on THE BAT X's interpretation of Statcast data).

  • The 12.3% Barrel% of the Texas Rangers makes them the #22 group of hitters in Major League Baseball since the start of last season by this standard.

Betting Trends

  • The Texas Rangers have hit the Run Line in 65 of their last 115 games (+10.75 Units / 7% ROI)

  • The Oakland Athletics have hit the Run Line in 37 of their last 58 away games (+11.90 Units / 15% ROI)

  • Adolis Garcia has hit the Singles Over in 22 of his last 34 games at home (+15.50 Units / 46% ROI)