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Can the A's Play Spoiler Once Again vs the Rangers?

The Texas Rangers have an American League wild-card spot in their sights but the Oakland A’s are just fine playing spoiler right now. After topping the Rangers on Friday, Texas will look to extract some revenge when the clubs do battle on the diamond on Saturday.

MyBookie opened the Rangers as +125 road underdogs with a total of 9.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 0-6 in the last six meetings with the A's in Oakland.
  • The Rangers are 4-1 in their last five road games.
  • The Rangers are 0-4 in the last four meetings with the A's.

Miguel Gonzalez and Sean Manaea are expected to get the start for the Rangers and A’s, respectively. Gonzalez (8-11, 4.75 ERA) overcame five walks to limit the Angels to one run and two hits over five innings in his last time out while collecting his first victory with Texas in the process. The hurler is 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA in four career appearances against Oakland.

Manaea (11-10, 4.56) has alternated wins and losses over his last six outings with two of the three triumphs coming at home. The 25-year-old improved to 2-2 in six career appearances vs Texas in his last outing - a win on August 26.

UNDER bettors have been profiting in a big way when the Rangers have taken the field of late. In Texas’ last six games, the UNDER is 5-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oakland was a -145 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.0-4.2 win for the Athletics 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

70-83 Oakland battles the Rangers, currently with a 76-77 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Texas injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Oakland Athletics and the league No. 21-ranked Texas Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Texas Rangers rank No. 25 at 8.26 hits per game. That compares with the Oakland Athletics No. 23 ranking in that category.

Texas brings the No. 20-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 27-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers were saddled with a loss last time out in N Martinez's start, as they lost 4-1 against Oakland on Friday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games
  • Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Oakland, Sunday, September 24th

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