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Oakland Athletics Face the Texas Rangers Thursday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The Texas Rangers will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Oakland Athletics invade Globe Life Park on Thursday.

The match puts starter Sonny Gray for the Oakland Athletics on the hill facing Colby Lewis for the Texas Rangers. Gray brings a 8-3 mark to the game, while Lewis is 7-3 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Texas Rangers were listed as 128 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.1-4.9 victory for the Athletics. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 37-35 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 33-41 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Oakland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Texas Rangers) and the No. 3 (Oakland Athletics) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 10-rated offense, averaging 4.38 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics defense that ranks No. 10 at 3.95 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.42 hits per game so far, less than Oakland Athletics batters have averaged on the year (9.09 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rangers, a 8-2 final on Wednesday in support of Kendall Graveman at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games
  • Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Texas's last 19 games
  • Texas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland home to Kansas City, Friday, June 26th
Texas at Toronto, Friday, June 26th