MLB Preview: Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

by Dirty on April 30, 2011

Athletics MLB Baseball Betting The Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics will meet on the field at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Colby Lewis in this game. Lewis has a 1-3 record and a 6.95 ERA this season.

It’ll be Brett Anderson toeing the rubber for the Athletics in this contest. Lefthander Anderson is 2-1 with a 1.56 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Athletics listed as 127-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -108 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Texas has lost 2 straight games.
Oakland has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 15-11 SU
Oakland: 13-13 SU

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

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Oakland home to Texas, Sunday, May 1

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