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Oakland Athletics Home to the Texas Rangers in MLB Betting Odds Action

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

Oakland hands the ball to starter Raul Alcantara in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-1 mark on the year. Texas counters with Yu Darvish, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-3.4 result in favor of the Athletics. 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

66-87 Oakland battles the Rangers, currently with a 91-63 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Texas injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics sit at No. 5 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Texas Rangers sit at No. 16 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 26-ranked scoring average of 4.07 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.77 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.37 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.98 per nine innings).

Oakland owns the No. 23 defense, allowing 4.07 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 22-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

C Hamels chucked 7 shutout innings at the Athletics in their last game, striking out 7 in a 3-0 win against Oakland in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Texas is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Oakland is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Oakland, Sunday, September 25th