Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers, Friday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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OAKLAND ATHLETICS TEXAS RANGERS
16-18 May 12, 8:05 PM | Grass of Globe Life Park 16-20
Oakland at Texas, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:05 PM ET, Friday, May 12, 2017
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, NBC Sports California (Oakland), FSN Southwest (Texas)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Athletics RH Jesse Hahn (1-2, 3.03 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Andrew Cashner (0-3, 2.63)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Oakland Athletics [J. Hahn -R] +1½ -190 +104 Ov 9½ -105
Texas Rangers [A. Cashner -R] -1½ +165 -114 Un 9½ -115
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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers meet at Globe Life Park.

Jesse Hahn will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Right hander Hahn is 1-2 this season with a 2.78 ERA.

The Rangers will counter Hahn with Andrew Cashner. Right hander Cashner has a 2.63 ERA to go along with a 0-3 record this season.

After working at least six innings in each of his previous four turns, Hahn allowed four runs for the second straight start and issued four walks in 3 2/3 frames of Saturday’s no-decision versus Detroit. The 27-year-old has pitched well in a pair of six-inning outings against Texas this season, permitting two runs in a no-decision on April 7 before picking up his lone win 12 days later after yielding one run on two hits. Hahn has faced the Rangers on three other previous occasions, posting a 1-1 career mark with a 4.13 ERA.

Cashner’s hard-luck season continued on Sunday as the 30-year-old received a no-decision despite allowing one run on four hits in six innings at Seattle. Cashner, who is still in search of his first win, permitted five earned runs over his last four outings and limited the opposition to a .208 batting average this season. He hasn’t done himself any favors with his control, however, as he has walked 19 batters in 27 1/3 innings.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 114-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

The Texas Rangers answered an offensive malaise in which they scored six runs during a three-game losing skid by erupting for 20 during their current three-game winning streak. The Rangers look to continue to swing loud bats on Friday when they begin their third three-game series of the season against the Oakland Athletics, with this one at Globe Life Park.

Mike Napoli concluded his two-homer performance versus San Diego with a three-run shot in the ninth inning of Thursday’s 5-2 victory for Texas, which will bid to win four in a row for the first time since sweeping Kansas City from April 20-23. Napoli could use a jolt against the Athletics, as the 35-year-old is just 3-for-24 with 10 strikeouts in the season series. Strikeouts have been nothing new for Oakland’s Khris Davis, who is riding a club-record streak for a non-pitcher by fanning at least once in 21 consecutive games. Davis did find time to make some actual contact with an RBI single in Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, marking the Athletics’ fourth win in five outings.

In their last action, Texas was a 5-2 winner on the road against the Padres. Bettors on Texas at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Oakland was a 3-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Angels. They won as -145 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

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Oakland:
Team record: 16-18 SU
Oakland is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland’s last 10 games

Texas:
Team record: 16-20 SU
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games
Texas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Texas’s last 14 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Texas Saturday, May 13

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Oakland 1B Yonder Alonso, who has seven homers in his last nine games, went deep on two occasions versus Texas this season.

2. Rangers CF Delino DeShields is hitless in his last 13 at-bats after recording five in his previous three.

3. Athletics C Josh Phegley is expected to be activated from the concussion disabled list for the series opener.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Texas Rangers will win outright at -114 and the game will stay under 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Rangers 4, Athletics 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
OAK TEAM TEX
3.79 RUNS 4.53
4.88 RUNS AGNST 4.36
-1.09 DIFF 0.17
-$162 MONEY -$432
4.22 TEAM ERA 4.03
7.68 OFF HITS 7.25
3.29 OFF WALKS 3.33
8.85 OFF Ks 8.97
7.94 DEF HITS 8.56
3.21 DEF WALKS 3.61
7.62 DEF Ks 6.61
INJURIES
OAKLAND ATHLETICS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Sonny Gray P 15-Day Disabled List
Jesse Hahn P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Triggs P 15-Day Disabled List
Jed Lowrie SS 15-Day Disabled List
Henderson Alvarez P 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Bassitt P 15-Day Disabled List
Mark Canha 1B 60-Day Disabled List
Sean Doolittle P 15-Day Disabled List
Felix Doubront P 60-Day Disabled List
Sam Fuld OF 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Lambo OF 15-Day Disabled List
Jarrod Parker P 60-Day Disabled List
Josh Phegley C 15-Day Disabled List
Fernando Rodriguez P 15-Day Disabled List
Eric Sogard 2B 60-Day Disabled List
Andrew Triggs P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Ladendorf P 15-Day Disabled List
Billy Butler DH 7-Day Disabled List
TEXAS RANGERS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Shin-Soo Choo OF 15-Day Disabled List
Colby Lewis P 15-Day disabled List
Tanner Scheppers P 60-Day Disabled List
Prince Fielder DH 15-Day Disabled List
Lucas Harrell P 15-Day Disabled List
Shawn Tolleson P 60-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland’s last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas
Oakland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas
TEXAS RANGERS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games
Texas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Texas’s last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas’s last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Oakland’s Overall Scoring vs Texas’s Overall Defense 3.8 13 4.4 9
Oakland’s Away Scoring vs Texas’s Home Defense 3.4 12 3.9 5
Oakland’s Road ERA vs Texas’s Home ERA Allowed 4.7 11 4.6 7
Texas’s Overall Scoring vs Oakland’s Overall Defense 4.5 6 4.9 14
Texas’s Home Scoring vs Oakland’s Road Defense 4.7 7 5.0 11
Texas’s Home ERA vs Oakland’s Road ERA Allowed 3.5 5 3.2 11
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
ATHLETICS
Athletics are the third highest scoring team in the league at 4.7 runs per game.
Athletics have the third-most base on balls in the league at 3.5 per game.
Athletics have allowed the third fewest runs in the league at 3.9 runs per game.
Athletics are second best in the league in giving up hits, allowing 8.3 per game.
Athletics give up the fewest free passes in the league allowing 2.6 per game.
RANGERS
Rangers are second best in K’s per game with 6.6.

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