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Baseball odds preview - Oakland vs. Texas

Oakland AthleticsTexas Rangers
Sep 27, 2:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

88-67TEAM RECORD91-64

The visiting Athletics hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Rangers Ballpark against the Texas Rangers.

Texas hands the ball to starter Matt Harrison in this one and he'll try to improve on his 17-10 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Travis Blackley, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Athletics were listed as +-220 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 2 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 10 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

The Athletics were a 9-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +117 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. The Athletics enjoyed a 9-3 victory at the expense of the Rangers on Wednesday, with Jarrod Parker throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

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

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing Texas
Oakland is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland home to Seattle, Friday, September 28
Texas home to LA Angels, Friday, September 28