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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Oakland and Texas on Thursday, with the host Athletics trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Texas puts its faith in starter Chi Chi Gonzalez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-0. Getting the ball for the Oakland Athletics is Scott Kazmir, who owns a 2-4 record on the season with a 3.14 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -159 for the Oakland Athletics in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5-4.1 win for the Rangers. A 5-4.1 result in favor of the Rangers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

The Oakland Athletics bring a 24-37 record to the battle against the 31-28 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Texas injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Oakland Athletics rated this week at No. 8 and the Texas Rangers sitting at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Texas Rangers average 8.68 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the list.

Defensively, Texas features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.12 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 4.43 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas got a 10-strikeout performance from Yovani Gallardo but couldn't turn it into a win, suffering a 5-4 loss at the hands of Oakland on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Oakland is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of Oakland's last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas home to Minnesota, Friday, June 12th
Oakland at Los Angeles, Friday, June 12th