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Oakland Athletics Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Texas Rangers

Globe Life Park hosts an MLB battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Oakland Athletics on Thursday.

It's a pitching duel between Miguel Gonzalez for the Texas Rangers (8-12 on the year) and Sean Manaea for Oakland Athletics (11-10 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Texas Rangers in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -107 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 10.5 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.3-4.0 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

Texas (76-82) will face the 73-85 Athletics in this tilt. 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. 25-rated Texas Rangers and the league No. 4-ranked Oakland Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas Rangers No. 9 ranked offense (4.96 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 26 at 5.13 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 8.19 hits per game, less than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (8.28 hits on average).

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.27 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 5.62 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland rolled to a 6-5 win against Seattle on Wednesday, as K Graveman and the Athletics' bats led the team to victory at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Texas was routed on Wednesday at Globe Life Park, having a 12-2 loss put on them by the Houston Astros in baseball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
  • Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Texas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Friday, September 29th