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

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Oakland Athletics dueling the Texas Rangers on Friday at Globe Life Park.

Cole Hamels gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 14-5 mark. In the other dugout, Kendall Graveman brings a 10-10 ledger to the game for the Oakland Athletics as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Texas Rangers as -184 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.3-4.0 result in favor of 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

87-60 Texas battles the Athletics, currently with a 64-82 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. 5-rated Texas Rangers and the league No. 15-ranked Oakland Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has baseball's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.99 hits per game. The Oakland Athletics average 8.42 hits per game, good for No. 25 on the list.

Texas owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 4.82 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 23-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland rolled to a 14-5 win against Kansas City on Thursday, as Daniel Mengden and the Athletics' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Texas suffered a 8-4 loss against Houston on Wednesday, as D Holland wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Texas's last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Saturday, September 17th