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Rangers Have Historically Struggled In Oakland

The Texas Rangers find themselves back at .500 after losing their series opener against the Oakland Athletics Friday. The Rangers might be in danger of dropping below .500 come the second game of the set, as the squad has gone 1-4 SU in their past five games at Oakland Coliseum.

Shark Bites
  • Khris Davis is 4-for-9 with 3 HRs and 4 RBIs in his career against Cole Hamels.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Rangers' last 8 games on the road against the Athletics.
  • The Athletics are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against left handed starting pitchers.

Luckily, the Rangers will turn to ace Cole Hamels on Saturday. Hamels has been absolutely stellar recently, as the lefty is 4-0 with a 1.86 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP in his past four starts. Hamels has yet to face the A’s bats this season but had a respectable 4.12 ERA in three starts against Oakland last season.

The A’s will counter with a struggling Sean Manaea on the bump. The young southpaw pitched a solid six innings in his most recent start, something he hadn’t done in his previous three, but has an 11.37 ERA during the month of August. Manaea faced the Rangers once this season in an outing that can only be described as odd. The lefty allowed just three hits while striking out 10 in 5.1 innings but also surrendered six runs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oakland Athletics were listed as 108 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 7.1-4.0 win for the Rangers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 56-72 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 64-64 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Texas injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics sit at No. 23 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Texas Rangers sit at No. 4 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 29 ranking for hits at 8.12 per game. By contrast, the Texas Rangers are rated No. 26 in the same category at 8.25 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 28-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the No. 17 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers were saddled with a loss last time out in N Martinez's start, as they lost 3-1 against Oakland on Friday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Texas is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games
  • Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Oakland, Sunday, August 27th

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