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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Oakland Athletics

vs

Texas Rangers
Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

The Texas Rangers host Oakland on Saturday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 66-94 mark against the 87-73 Athletics in MLB betting odds action at Globe Life Park.

Derek Holland will take the mound for the Texas Rangers, and he'll carry a 2-0 record into the contest. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics; he's 7-12 so far this season.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.8-3.2 win for the Rangers. A 3.8-3.2 result in favor of the Rangers 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

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 66-94 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 87-73 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Oakland injuries news.

This game puts the Texas Rangers, most recently No. 17 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Oakland Athletics, who rate a No. 14 in the latest survey.

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How Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Texas Rangers and its No. 17-rated batting order, averaging 3.95 runs per nine innings, against the No. 4 lineup of the Oakland Athletics at 4.51 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 28-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for PUSH bettors. Oakland got the job done in their last match in a 6-2 victory over Texas on Friday at Globe Life Park behind starter Scott Kazmir.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Oakland is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
Oakland is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
Texas is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Sunday, September 28th

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