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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Texas on Friday, hoping to shut down the Rangers bats in baseball betting action at Globe Life Park.

The match puts starter Jesse Chavez for the Oakland Athletics on the hill facing Colby Lewis for the Texas Rangers. Chavez brings a 7-14 mark to the game, while Lewis is 14-8 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Texas Rangers in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -155 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 4.2-3.4. 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

73-66 Texas battles the Athletics, currently with a 60-80 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Oakland injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Rangers rated this week at No. 20 and the Oakland Athletics sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has baseball's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.57 hits per game. The Oakland Athletics average 8.75 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 25-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-5 to Houston on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.

Felix Hernandez shut down the Rangers in their last game, striking out 8 in a 5-0 shutout over Texas in baseball action at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 17 games
  • Oakland is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games
  • Texas is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home
  • Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Saturday, September 12th