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May 16, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Texas vs Oakland battle on Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark as the Rangers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Texas sends Yu Darvish out against Tom Milone for the Athletics in this game. Darvish is 5-1 with a 2.84 ERA on the season, while Milone is 5-2 on the year and has a 3.92 ERA.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rangers in this one will find them as -235 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 1 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.7 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 10.4 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (7.4 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -155 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Ervin Santana shut down the Athletics in their last game, striking out 9 in a 4-0 shutout over Oakland in baseball action at Angel Stadium.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +195 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rangers endured a 7-4 loss at the hands of the Royals on Tuesday, with Colby Lewis throwing 5 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 18 games when playing Texas
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Texas' last 18 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Thursday, May 17

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