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Texas Rangers Face the Oakland Athletics Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The Texas Rangers pay a visit to Oakland on Friday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball betting action at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Texas puts its faith in starter Nick Martinez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-4. Getting the ball for the Oakland Athletics is Kendall Graveman, who owns a 3-4 record on the season with a 4.54 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oakland Athletics were listed as -109 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.3-3.8 win for the Rangers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

55-72 Oakland battles the Rangers, currently with a 64-63 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Texas injuries news.

This game puts the Oakland Athletics, most recently No. 23 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Texas Rangers, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Oakland Athletics No. 22 ranked offense (4.39 runs per game) against a Texas Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 17 at 4.85 runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have been averaging 8.16 hits per game, less than the Texas Rangers have managed so far this season (8.27 hits on average).

Oakland owns the No. 28 defense, allowing 4.39 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

M Perez silenced the Angels bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Los Angeles at Angel Stadium.

Oakland lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 8-7 score against Baltimore at Camden Yards.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Texas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Oakland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Oakland, Saturday, August 26th