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Oakland Athletics host Texas Rangers in baseball action

Texas RangersOakland Athletics
May 15, 3:35 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

25-14TEAM RECORD20-21

The visiting Rangers hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at O.co Coliseum against the Oakland Athletics.

Oakland sends Daniel Straily out against Alexi Ogando for the Rangers in this game. Straily is 1-1 with a 7.06 ERA on the season, while Ogando is 3-2 on the year and has a 3.09 ERA.

View Texas vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were 122 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Athletics at No. 9 in the American League and the Rangers at No. 7 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

The Rangers were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Texas won a close affair on Tuesday in their last outing, defeating Oakland 6-5 in extra innings at O.co Coliseum.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 2-8
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rangers at Athletics trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games at home
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas home to Detroit, Thursday, May 16
Oakland home to Kansas City, Friday, May 17