Menu
Matchups

Oakland Athletics Favored by -163 Against Texas Rangers on Friday

Oakland Athletics

vs

Texas Rangers
Friday, July 25, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

The Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Texas on Friday, hoping to shut down the Rangers bats in baseball betting action at Globe Life Park.

Oakland puts its faith in starter Jason Hammel to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-7. Getting the ball for the Texas Rangers is Jerome Williams, who owns a 1-4 record on the season with a 6.04 ERA.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Texas Rangers as 153 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

Get the free Odds Shark app with lines and Bet Tracker capabilities! In the Apple Store and on Google Play.

Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6-3.3 win for the Athletics on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers bring a 40-62 record to the battle against the 63-38 Athletics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Oakland injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Texas Rangers at No. 29 and the Oakland Athletics at No. 6 heading into this contest.

ADVERTISEMENT:

How Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has baseball's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.73 hits per game. The Oakland Athletics average 8.86 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the list.

Texas owns the No. 29 defense, allowing 4.03 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 2-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 13-1 winner as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -260 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oakland enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Thursday, running up a 13-1 score against the Astros.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -175 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to New York on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
Texas is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games
Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Saturday, July 26th