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Oakland favored by 100 against Texas on Thursday

Oakland AthleticsTexas Rangers
June 20, 2:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

43-31TEAM RECORD40-32

Texas will look to improve on its 40-32 record when take on Oakland, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.

AJ Griffin, with a record of 5-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Athletics, while the Rangers trot Josh Lindblom to the mound in this one. He is 0-2 so far in 2013.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Athletics listed as favorites of 100 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 10, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 5 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Texas owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 9-4 result against the Rangers on June 19. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland suffered a 9-4 loss against Texas on Wednesday, as Tom Milone wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
Oakland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing on the road against Texas
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas' last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas' last 10 games
Texas is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Oakland at Seattle, Friday, June 21
Texas at St. Louis, Friday, June 21