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Atlanta Braves vs Texas Rangers MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Atlanta Braves


Texas Rangers
Friday, September 12, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Atlanta Braves on Friday in MLB betting odds action at Globe Life Park.

Alex Wood gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Atlanta Braves on this Friday; he's 10-10 on the season. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Derek Holland, who will be looking to improve on his 1-0 mark.

Atlanta Braves vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Texas Rangers were listed as 126 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Atlanta Braves vs Texas Rangers Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.9-2.1 win for the Braves on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.9-2.1 result in favor of the Braves today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs Texas Rangers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Texas (54-92) will face the 75-71 Braves in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Atlanta injuries news.

This game puts the Texas Rangers, most recently No. 25 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Atlanta Braves, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.

How Atlanta Braves vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Texas Rangers and its No. 22-rated batting order, averaging 3.86 runs per nine innings, against the No. 29 lineup of the Atlanta Braves at 3.69 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 29-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Braves were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +181 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Atlanta rolled to a 6-2 win against Washington on Wednesday, as Aaron Harang and the Braves' bats led the team to victory at Nationals Park.

In their last action, Texas was a 7-3 loser at home against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at -185 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Texas looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 7-3 on Thursday behind a start from Cory Rasmus at Globe Life Park.

Atlanta Braves vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Texas
Texas is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 12 games
Texas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta

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