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Oakland Athletics host Texas Rangers in baseball action

Texas RangersOakland Athletics
July 18, 3:35 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

55-35TEAM RECORD46-44

The Texas Rangers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Athletics in Oakland at O.co Coliseum on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

For the Athletics, Travis Blackley gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rangers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Colby Lewis, 6-6 on the year.

View Texas vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Athletics as +120 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics sit at No. 12 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rangers sit at an American League No. 2 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.1 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 7.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (9.7 per nine innings).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

In their last action, Texas was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Texas at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers enjoyed a 6-1 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Tuesday, with Roy Oswalt throwing 6 1/3 innings of 3-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rangers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas' last 9 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games on the road
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games at home
Oakland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Texas
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Texas at LA Angels, Friday, July 20
Oakland home to NY Yankees, Thursday, July 19