AL West Preview: Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

by Dirty on August 13, 2011

Athletics MLB Baseball Betting Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics meet at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Colby Lewis will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Righthander Lewis is 10-8 this season with a 4.12 ERA.

Starting this game for the Athletics will be Trevor Cahill. The righthander has a 3.93 ERA to go along with a 9-10 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 125-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

In their last action, Texas was a 9-1 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Texas at -122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Texas: 67-52 SU
Oakland: 53-65 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas’s last 10 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Oakland’s last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland’s last 10 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Oakland home to Texas, Sunday, August 14

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