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July 8, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

39-50TEAM RECORD48-41

The Texas Rangers host Oakland on Friday, looking to build on their 48-41 mark against the 39-50 Athletics in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.

Texas hands the ball to starter C.J. Wilson in this one and he'll try to improve on his 8-3 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Gio Gonzalez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rangers as -155 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 4-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Rangers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.4 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (7.8 per nine innings).

Texas owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 2-rated defense.

In their last action, Oakland was a 6-0 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Texas staff and losing 6-0 to the Rangers on Thursday at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 9 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Saturday, July 9

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