The Texas Rangers are set to clash with the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on May 7, 2024, with the first pitch scheduled for 3:37 PM under a sky of broken clouds. Taking the mound for the Rangers will be José Ureña, who has recorded an ERA of 4.355 this season. His counterpart from the Athletics, Ross Stripling, enters the game with a slightly better ERA of 4.240.\n\nIn this year’s AL West Division standings, the Rangers find themselves in 9th place, holding a record of 15-14, which gives them a winning percentage of 0.52. They have struggled within the division, however, with a record of 5-8. Currently on a one-win streak, the Rangers have shown steady form recently, securing 5 wins in their last 10 outings. Meanwhile, the Athletics sit 12th in the division with a 13-17 record, translating to a 0.43 winning percentage. Despite their overall struggles, they have fared better in division games, going 2-1 thus far. The Athletics are also on an upward trajectory, riding a two-game win streak.\n\nBetting enthusiasts will find the following odds particularly intriguing: the point spread is set at 1.5, and the over/under for the game is pegged at 7.5. Those looking to support the Rangers might note their -148 money line odds for an away game victory, while the Athletics are listed at +120 at home. These figures suggest a closely contested battle, making this matchup a thrilling prospect for fans and bettors alike.