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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Oakland Athletics

vs

Texas Rangers
Saturday, May 02, 2015 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

The Texas Rangers will look to improve on a 7-15 record when they take on the Oakland Athletics, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

For the Texas Rangers, Nick Martinez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Oakland Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Drew Pomeranz, 1-2 on the year.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Oakland Athletics were -101 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.7-3.4 win for the Athletics. A 4.7-3.4 result in favor of the Athletics is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

7-15 Texas battles the Athletics, currently with a 10-14 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Oakland injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Rangers rated this week at No. 22 and the Oakland Athletics sitting at No. 17.

How Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Stats Match Up

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 25-rated offense, averaging 3.64 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics defense that ranks No. 16 at 4.33 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 7.18 hits per game so far, less than Oakland Athletics batters have averaged on the year (9.17 hits per game).

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.91 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 at home, scoring 3.3 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics enjoyed a 7-5 victory at the expense of the Rangers on Friday, with Scott Kazmir throwing 1/3 innings of 1-hit ball at Globe Life Park.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Oakland is 2-6 SU in its last 8 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 5 games on the road
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games
Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Sunday, May 3rd

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