MLB betting line favors Rangers over Athletics
Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at O.co Coliseum on Wednesday as host Oakland battles the Texas Rangers in baseball odds action.
Oakland hands the ball to starter Jarrod Parker in this one and he'll try to improve on his 10-6 mark on the year. Texas counters with Yu Darvish, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.
The Rangers were listed as 104 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 7-ranked Athletics and the American League No. 2-rated Rangers in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Texas, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +116 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers enjoyed a 5-1 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Tuesday, with Martin Perez throwing 7 innings of 8-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Rangers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Texas is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Texas at LA Angels, Friday, September 6
Oakland home to Houston, Thursday, September 5