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MLB Betting Line Favors the Oakland Athletics over the Texas Rangers

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

For the Oakland Athletics, Rich Hill gets the ball, charged with keeping the Texas Rangers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Martin Perez, 1-3 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Oakland Athletics as -143 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.6-4.2 win for the Rangers on Wednesday. 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

18-22 Oakland battles the Rangers, currently with a 22-18 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Texas injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Oakland Athletics and the league No. 18-ranked Texas Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 23-rated offensive output, at 8.45 hits per game. The Texas Rangers average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 3.74 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-5 to Oakland on Tuesday at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas's last 10 games
  • Texas is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas's last 13 games on the road
  • Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games
  • Oakland is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Houston, Friday, May 20th
Oakland home to New York, Thursday, May 19th