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Texas Rangers Host Oakland Athletics in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Oakland Athletics

vs

Texas Rangers
Friday, May 01, 2015 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

The Oakland Athletics will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Rangers in Texas at Globe Life Park on Friday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Scott Kazmir, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics, while the Texas Rangers trot Colby Lewis to the mound in this one. He is 1-2 so far in 2015.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Texas sat as 123 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.

Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.5-3.3 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 sport a record of 7-14 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 9-14 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Oakland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (Texas Rangers) and the No. 17 (Oakland Athletics) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Stats Match Up

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Texas Rangers No. 26-ranked scoring average of 3.57 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.78 runs per game. The Rangers have averaged 7.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Athletics hitters have managed (9.22 per nine innings).

Texas owns the No. 19 defense, allowing 3.57 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 15-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 6-5 on Thursday behind a start from Garrett Richards at O.co Coliseum.

Texas suffered a 5-2 loss against Seattle on Wednesday, as Wandy Rodriguez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Globe Life Park.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Texas
Oakland is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Saturday, May 2nd

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