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Alexi Ogando out to silence Athletics bats in MLB contest

Oakland AthleticsTexas Rangers
Sep 10, 4:10 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Texas Rangers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Athletics arrive at Rangers Ballpark on Saturday.

Trevor Cahill gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Athletics on this day; he's 10-13 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Alexi Ogando, who will be looking to improve on his 12-7 mark.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rangers in this one will find them as -175 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 2-ranked Rangers and the American League No. 4-rated Athletics in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 5.2 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 6 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 9.7 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 13-4 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -168 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oakland suffered a 13-4 loss against Texas on Friday, as Brandon McCarthy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 9-1
After a win are 2-8

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Sunday, September 11