Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Preview
Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Oakland duelling Texas on Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark.
Texas sends Justin Grimm out against Tom Milone for the Athletics in this game. Grimm is 5-5 with a 5.59 ERA on the season, while Milone is 6-6 on the year and has a 3.61 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Rangers as -115 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at SportBet started to move the line.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 5-rated Rangers and the league No. 6-ranked Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Texas owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.6 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. 8 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +165 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rangers, a 6-2 final on Tuesday in support of Jarrod Parker at Rangers Ballpark.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
Oakland is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland's last 19 games
Oakland is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas' last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas' last 9 games
Texas is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Oakland at Texas, Thursday, June 20