MLB Baseball: Bet on Athletics vs Rangers Odds

February 3, 2011
Oakland Athletics
by chrisjbarker

The Texas Rangers will try to win their three game home stand vs the Oakland Athletics tonight at 8:05pm EST from Ranger Ballpark. Online sportsbooks have the Rangers -185 favorites at home in sports betting odds vs the Athletics +175 while the over/under baseball betting total is sitting at 8.5 OVER (-120). Texas will try to win the series 2-1 tonight sending lefthander CJ Wilson to the mound with a 9-5 record and 3.03 ERA this year while Oakland will counter with righthander Vin Mazzaro who is 5-2 with a 3.30 ERA this season. Sportsbooks also favor the Rangers -1.5 (+105) in MLB predictions on the run line vs the Athletics +1.5 (-125).

Texas won the first game of the current series 3-1 on Tuesday before falling 1-3 to Oakland last night. Pitcher Trevor Cahill threw eight scoreless innings while Kurt Suzuki nailed a 387-ft home run in the sixth, had an RBI and score in the eighth to give the Rangers the win as +143 underdogs in sports betting odds. Colby Lewis was tagged with the loss for the Athletics after giving up five hits and one run over seven inning worth of work while the over/under total stayed way UNDER the 8.5 in MLB predictions at sportsbooks.

Heading into MLB predictions tonight’s game, Texas has gone 59-42 on the season, 3-7 when playing on Thursday and 6-4 after a loss. The Rangers are 3-6 in their last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland, 4-2 in their last 6 games at home and 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. The Athletics have gone 51-49 on the season, 5-5 when playing on Thursday and 6-4 after a win. Oakland is 5-1 in their last 6 games on the road, 6-3 in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas and 10-3 in their last 13 games overall.

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