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July 9, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

39-51TEAM RECORD49-41

Texas will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Rangers Ballpark.

Texas hands the ball to starter Colby Lewis in this one and he'll try to improve on his 8-7 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Brandon McCarthy, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Texas sat as -160 favorites. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 3 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Athletics, who rate an American League No. 4 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 13 in the American League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

The Athletics were an 8-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 8-5 on Friday behind a start from C.J. Wilson at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas' last 10 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Sunday, July 10

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