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Oakland Athletics Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at Globe Life Park.

Oakland puts its faith in starter Daniel Gossett to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-10. Getting the ball for the Texas Rangers is Andrew Cashner, who owns a 10-11 record on the season with a 3.42 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oakland Athletics were listed as 125 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 10.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.4-2.7 result in favor of the Rangers. 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

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 77-83 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 74-86 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Oakland injuries news.

The Texas Rangers sit at No. 29 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Oakland Athletics sit at No. 6 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas Rangers No. 9 ranked offense (4.93 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 25 at 5.1 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 8.17 hits per game, less than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (8.28 hits on average).

Texas owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 4.93 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 25-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-3 to Texas on Friday at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 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 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas's last 13 games
  • Texas is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Sunday, October 1st