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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers in MLB odds

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Aug 14, 4:05 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

68-52TEAM RECORD53-66

Oakland will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Texas Rangers pay a visit to Overstock.com Coliseum.

Texas puts its faith in starter Matt Harrison to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 10-8. Getting the ball for the Athletics is Rich Harden, who owns a 3-2 record on the season with a 4.07 ERA.

View Texas vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Texas before the first pitch in this match will find them as 115-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Athletics rated this week at No. 4 and the Rangers sitting at No. 3.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Rangers have managed so far this season (9.7 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 7-1 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -116 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 7-1 victory over Oakland on Saturday at Overstock.com Coliseum behind starter Colby Lewis.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rangers at Athletics trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Texas' last 11 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Oakland's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 11 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at LA Angels, Monday, August 15
Oakland home to Baltimore, Monday, August 15

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