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Baseball Matchup - Texas Rangers Oakland Athletics Odds Preview

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Sep 14, 1:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

86-61TEAM RECORD81-65

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Oakland duelling Texas on Saturday at Rangers Ballpark.

It's a pitching duel between Yu Darvish for the Rangers (12-8 on the year) and Bartolo Colon for Oakland (15-6 so far).

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Texas sat as -148 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Athletics odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 5 in the American League.

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. 8 in the same category at 8.6 per game.

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

Oakland won its last outing, a 9-8 result against the Rangers on September 13. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (17) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Derek Holland and the Rangers 9-8 on Friday at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games on the road
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Sunday, September 15