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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Betting Preview

Texas RangersOakland Athletics
June 7, 3:35 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at O.co Coliseum on Thursday as host Oakland battles the Texas Rangers in baseball odds action.

The Athletics will turn to Brandon McCarthy and his 4-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rangers send Yu Darvish (7-3) to the hill.

View Texas vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oakland opened as +145 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Athletics, most recently No. 13 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate an American League No. 1 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rangers rank No. 1 in the American League at 10.1 hits per game. That compares with Oakland’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

The Rangers were a 2-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +140 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. Texas didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Bartolo Colon in a losing cause, 2-0, against Oakland on Wednesday.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 2-8
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Rangers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Texas' last 12 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Texas is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Texas' last 13 games
Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 12 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Oakland's last 23 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at San Francisco, Friday, June 8
Oakland at Arizona, Friday, June 8