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

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Oakland at Texas, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:05 PM ET, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, NBCSN California (Oakland), FSN Southwest (Texas)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Athletics LH Sean Manaea (11-10, 4.56 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Miguel Gonzalez (8-12, 4.62)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Oakland Athletics [S. Manaea -L] -1½ +135 -115 Ov 10½ -105
Texas Rangers [Mi. Gonzalez -R] +1½ -155 +105 Un 10½ -115
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The Texas Rangers will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Thursday when they take on the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park.

The Athletics will trot Sean Manaea out to the mound in this one. Left hander Manaea has a 11-10 record and a 4.56 ERA this season.

It’ll be Miguel Gonzalez toeing the rubber for the Rangers in this contest. Right hander Gonzalez is 8-12 with a 4.86 ERA so far this season.

Manaea has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his last six starts but he managed to get through only five innings in a win at Philadelphia his last time out and then missed a start due to back tightness. The 25-year-old defeated Texas with five innings of two-run ball at home last month and recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts in an April start in Arlington. He might be careful with shortstop Elvis Andrus (9-for-16, two doubles against Manaea) but will likely go right after second baseman Rougned Odor (0-for-13, five strikeouts).

Gonzalez has a 7.16 ERA in four starts since being acquired from the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 31. He had his best start in a Texas uniform on Saturday at Oakland, limiting the Athletics to a run and four hits over six innings of a tough loss. The 33-year-old is 0-2 with a 4.01 ERA in five career games (four starts) against Oakland.

Oddsmakers opened the Athletics as -103-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game’s total opened at 10.5.

The Oakland Athletics look to continue their recent dominance of the Texas Rangers and perhaps pass them in the American League West standings when the teams begin a season-ending four-game series in the Lone Star State on Thursday. A walk-off homer by Mark Canha lifted the Athletics to a dramatic 6-5 win over Seattle in their home finale Wednesday.

It was their 15th win in 20 contests, a stretch that includes half of a 6-0 stretch versus the Rangers, who enter this series leading last-place Oakland by three games. Texas has been trending in the opposite direction with six straight losses, the latest a 12-2 drubbing at the hands of Houston on Wednesday. The Rangers have been outscored a mind-boggling 45-8 in the last four games and need to find the win column once more to avoid a first-to-worst drop in the division standings from 2016 to 2017. Lefty Sean Manaea gets the call for Oakland in the opener opposite struggling veteran Miguel Gonzalez for Texas.

In their last action, Texas was a 12-2 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at -213 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Athletics were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -106 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

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Oakland:
Team record: 73-85 SU
Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Oakland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 7 games

Texas:
Team record: 76-82 SU
Current Streak: lost 6 straight games.
Texas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Texas Friday, September 29

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Each of Oakland’s six straight wins over Texas came at home, but it has lost five of six in Arlington this year.

2. Wednesday’s win gave the Athletics a 15-10 mark in September, which assured the club of snapping a streak of 10 consecutive losing months.

3. Rangers rookie LF Willie Calhoun went 2-for-3 with his first career home run Wednesday after opening his career by going 1-for-16.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Oakland Athletics will win outright at -115 and the game will go over 10½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Athletics 6, Rangers 5 at bovada-logo-top-book.

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