Athletics vs Rangers Betting Odds and Pick – May 13, 2017

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Despite traditionally being known as a hitter-friendly field, Globe Life Park continues to be one of the best UNDER locales in the MLB. The Texas Rangers and their visiting opponents have finished the game UNDER in 13 of the past 15 games in Arlington. We will see if that trend continues when the Rangers host the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.

– Shark BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the Athletics’ last 11 games against the Rangers.
  • The Athletics are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road with Sonny Gray as the starting pitcher.
  • The Rangers are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games against the AL West.

If recent history is anything to be believed, Rangers’ starting Pitcher Nick Martinez might hamper any UNDER play. Martinez has posted a 7.94 ERA in his past two starts while surrendering five home runs in 11.1 innings. The righty may very well need the offense to step up with the Rangers batting a lowly .221, which is good enough for 29th in the MLB.

The A’s will counter with ace Sonny Gray. The former All-Star has only two outings on the season after getting a late start due to an arm injury. The righty has been struggling to find his groove so far with Gray giving up 12 hits and eight runs in his 10.2 innings. Before all the arm injuries have derailed Gray, he dominated the Rangers with a 2.51 ERA in 12 career starts against the team.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oakland Athletics were listed as 111 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 3.8-3.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers bring a 17-20 record to the battle against the 16-19 Athletics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Oakland injuries news.

It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Texas Rangers and the league No. 24-ranked Oakland Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas Rangers No. 16 ranked offense (4.54 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 24 at 4.89 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 7.27 hits per game, less than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (7.66 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 24 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland suffered a 5-2 loss against Texas on Friday, as J Hahn wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland’s last 10 games
  • Oakland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games
  • Texas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Texas’s last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Sunday, May 14th

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