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Texas Rangers take on the Oakland Athletics with Odds and Betting Pick

Texas Rangers


Oakland Athletics
Thursday, September 18, 2014 3:35 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

The Oakland Athletics battle the visiting Texas Rangers on Thursday in MLB betting odds action at O.co Coliseum.

Nick Martinez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Texas Rangers on this Thursday; he's 3-11 on the season. The Oakland Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Sonny Gray, who will be looking to improve on his 13-8 mark.

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Oakland Athletics in this matchup found them as -212 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Athletics to win this game 3.4-3.2. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics bring a 83-68 record to the battle against the 59-92 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Texas injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers odds would favor the Athletics if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 23.

How Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Oakland Athletics and its No. 4-rated batting order, averaging 4.56 runs per nine innings, against the No. 18 lineup of the Texas Rangers at 3.91 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the No. 22-rated road mark, allowing 4.34 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas was a 6-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They won as +185 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors. The Rangers struck out early and often against Jeff Samardzija in their last game, but still managed to come out ahead on the scoreboard, striking out 10 times in a 6-1 win over Oakland on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home

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