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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Texas Rangers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Oakland Athletics arrive at Globe Life Park on Wednesday.

For the Texas Rangers, Doug Fister gets the ball, charged with keeping the Oakland Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Kendall Graveman, 0-4 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oakland Athletics were listed as -105 on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 10.5 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.8-4.6 win for the Rangers. 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 8-17 record to the battle against the 13-11 Athletics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Oakland injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Rangers rated this week at No. 25 and the Oakland Athletics sitting at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas Rangers No. 24 ranked offense (3.6 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 18 at 4.71 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 7.68 hits per game, less than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (9.54 hits on average).

Texas owns the No. 25 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 18-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Texas on Tuesday at Globe Life Park behind starter Andrew Triggs.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Friday, April 27th
Texas at Toronto, Friday, April 27th