MLB Betting Line Favors the Oakland Athletics over the Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers

vs

Oakland Athletics
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3:35 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

The Oakland Athletics battle the visiting Texas Rangers on Wednesday in MLB betting odds action at O.co Coliseum.

Nick Tepesch, with a record of 2-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Texas Rangers, while the Oakland Athletics trot Sonny Gray to the mound in this one. He is 6-3 so far in 2014.

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Oakland Athletics as -185 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.3-3.9 result in favor of the Athletics. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

43-28 Oakland battles the Rangers, currently with a 35-36 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Texas injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Oakland Athletics rated this week at No. 2 and the Texas Rangers sitting at No. 27.

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How Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.2 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4.35 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.79 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.94 per nine innings).

Oakland owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 5.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 28-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas was a 10-6 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as -106 favorites, while the total score of 16 made winners of OVER bettors. The Rangers endured a 10-6 loss at the hands of the Athletics on Tuesday, with Yu Darvish throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Texas's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Los Angeles, Friday, June 20th
Oakland home to Boston, Thursday, June 19th