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Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers Betting Lines and Pick

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Texas and Oakland on Saturday, with the host Rangers trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The Texas Rangers will turn to Yu Darvish and his 5-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Oakland Athletics send Raul Alcantara (0-1) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Texas sat as -240 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.0-3.6 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

Texas (88-60) will face the 64-83 Athletics in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Oakland injuries news.

This game puts the Texas Rangers, most recently No. 5 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Oakland Athletics, who rate a No. 15 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Texas Rangers No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.83 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 27 and scoring 4.07 runs per game. The Rangers have averaged 9.01 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.44 per nine innings).

Texas owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 4.83 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 24-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-6 to Texas on Friday at Globe Life 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 5 games
  • Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Texas's last 17 games
  • Texas is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Sunday, September 18th