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Moneyline Favors Texas Rangers in MLB Battle with Oakland Athletics

The Texas Rangers will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Globe Life Park.

The Texas Rangers will rely on Yovani Gallardo to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Sean Nolin will be his counterpart for the Oakland Athletics. Yovani Gallardo is 12-9 this season, and Sean Nolin is 0-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Oakland Athletics before the first pitch in this match found them as 156 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 9.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.4-3.1 win for the Rangers on Saturday. 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

74-66 Texas battles the Athletics, currently with a 60-81 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Oakland injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Texas Rangers and the league No. 18-ranked Oakland Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Texas owns the No. 18 ranking for hits at 8.56 per game. By contrast, the Oakland Athletics are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.7 per game.

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

The Athletics were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Texas staff and losing 4-0 to the Rangers on Friday at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 18 games
  • Oakland is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games on the road
  • Texas is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 8 games
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Sunday, September 13th