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Oakland sends Brett Anderson vs Colby Lewis in Athletics vs Rangers game

Texas RangersOakland Athletics
April 30, 4:05 PM | GrassOakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

15-11TEAM RECORD13-13

Texas pays a visit to Oakland on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball action at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Colby Lewis, with a record of 1-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Rangers, while the Athletics trot Brett Anderson to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2011.

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Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as +-140 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 11-rated Athletics and the league No. 2-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the American League at 8 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.7 per game.

Texas brings the American League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics' league No. 1-ranked defense.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -108 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Athletics on Friday, with C.J. Wilson throwing 7 innings of 8-hit ball at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Rangers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at Oakland, Sunday, May 1

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