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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Texas Rangers will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Athletics in Oakland at O.co Coliseum on Friday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Kendall Graveman will take the mound for the Oakland Athletics, and he'll carry a 10-10 record into the contest. Cole Hamels gets the ball for the Texas Rangers; he's 14-5 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Oakland Athletics as 132 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-4.0 result in favor of 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

66-86 Oakland battles the Rangers, currently with a 90-63 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Texas injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Oakland Athletics at No. 5 and the Texas Rangers at No. 16 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 26-rated offensive output, at 8.38 hits per game. The Texas Rangers average 9.01 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the list.

Texas brings the No. 23-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 22-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 5-4 on Wednesday behind a start from Jered Weaver at Globe Life Park.

Oakland suffered a 6-5 loss against Houston on Wednesday, as Daniel Mengden wasn't able to lead his team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oakland is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games
  • Oakland is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Oakland, Saturday, September 24th