Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks

June 28, 2012


The Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers will meet on the field at Rangers Ballpark on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.
Tyson Ross will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Righthander Ross is 2-7 this season with a 6.02 ERA.
Ross’s opponent in this one will be Scott Feldman. The Rangers righthander has a 6.43 ERA to go along with a 1-6 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 199-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 10½.
In their last action, Oakland was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Oakland at -108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Texas won its last outing, a 13-9 result against the Tigers on June 27. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (22) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Current streak:
Texas has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 37-39 SU
Texas: 47-29 SU

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

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

A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
Texas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Texas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Texas is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Texas home to Oakland, Friday, June 29

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