Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers Matchup

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The Texas Rangers are playing host to the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET and NBC Sports – California will broadcast the action.

Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers Odds

Oakland (-155) is favored against Texas (+145) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 10 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the odds coming in at Athletics -1.5 runs (-110) and Rangers +1.5 runs (-110).

The Athletics are 31-29 SU and are 29-31 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 3.1 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 3.7 units ATS. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 25-37 SU and 26-36 ATS. They’ve lost 2.5 units for moneyline bettors and 16.1 units ATS.

Neither side has been an obvious over/under bet this season. Texas games have had an over/under record of 28-29-5 so far in 2018. The Athletics have an over/under record of 27-29-4.

The southpaw Sean Manaea is getting the nod for the visiting Athletics. Manaea is 5-6 with a 3.60 ERA and 56 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with four strikeouts and a 1.13 ERA against Texas this year (three starts).

The Rangers are planning to start lefty Matt Moore (1-5, 7.85 ERA), who has 39 punchouts and 23 walks, as well as a WHIP of 2.00. Moore is 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA in one start against Oakland this year.

Texas pitchers have yielded 5.2 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.38, a WHIP of 1.45 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.1. The bullpen has a 3.72 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.1 K/9. In 32 divisional games, Rangers starters have an ERA of 4.84 and the bullpens ERA is 4.03.

Texas offense has produced 4.1 runs per outing, including 3.3 per game against divisional foes and 2.4 per game over its last five. The teams hit .220/.316/.323 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Rangers hitters have been led by Nomar Mazara, who is hitting .274/.345/.513 with 14 home runs, 39 RBIs and 35 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.15 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 6.86 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.44, along with a K-per-9 of 8.36.

The Athletics offense has slashed .240/.313/.411 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game this year, including 3.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.4 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Jed Lowrie has led Oakland’s offense and is slashing .296/.362/.481 with nine home runs, 42 RBIs and 23 runs scored.

The Rangers are coming off of a 3-1 loss against the Angels, while the Athletics just got a 5-1 victory over the Royals.

Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in just two of Texas last seven games.
  • The Athletics have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
  • Texas has posted 19.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.8 over its last five.
  • The Athletics have won three of their last four games SU.