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Moneyline Favors Oakland Athletics in MLB Battle with Texas Rangers

MLB wagering interest swings to the Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics battle on Thursday at O.co Coliseum as the Athletics try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The match puts starter Colby Lewis for the Texas Rangers on the hill facing Daniel Mengden for the Oakland Athletics. Lewis brings a 5-0 mark to the game, while Mengden is 0-1 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Texas Rangers before the first pitch in this match found them as 110 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Athletics to win this game 5.6-4.4. 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

Oakland (27-38) will face the 41-25 Rangers in this tilt. 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. 3 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 22-rated offensive output, at 8.68 hits per game. The Texas Rangers average 9.08 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the list.

Oakland owns the No. 26 defense, allowing 4.06 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 13-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers enjoyed a 7-5 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Wednesday, with D Holland throwing 2.1 innings of 3-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
  • Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at St. Louis, Friday, June 17th
Oakland home to Los Angeles, Friday, June 17th