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Oakland Athletics take on Rangers in baseball test

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Sep 9, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

65-78TEAM RECORD81-63

The visiting Athletics hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Rangers Ballpark against the Texas Rangers.

The Rangers will rely on Colby Lewis to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Brandon McCarthy will be his counterpart for the Athletics. Colby Lewis is 11-10 this season, and Brandon McCarthy is 8-7.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Texas opened as -170 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 2-rated Rangers and the league No. 4-ranked Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 3 ranked American League offense (5.1 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, more than the Athletics have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 5.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 7-0 winner as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -147 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Guillermo Moscoso silenced the Royals bats in a 7-0 victory last time out versus Kansas City at O.co Coliseum.

Texas lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Rays on September 7. Bettors who backed the Rays at -134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Texas lost in extra innings against the Rays on Wednesday as Tampa Bay edged them 5-4 at Tropicana Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Texas
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Saturday, September 10

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