Courtesy of OddsShark.com:
The Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Rangers Ballpark.
Lefthander Brett Anderson will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
The A's were defeated 3-2 by the Indians last time out, as -130 favorites. The teams played UNDER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.
Vin Mazzaro suffered the loss for the A?s, giving up seven hits and three runs over 6 1-3 innings.
The Rangers failed to complete a sweep of the Twins on Thursday, falling 6-4 as -150 favorites. That game's 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.
Cliff Lee suffered the loss for the Rangers, giving up seven hits and five runs over his five innings.
Texas: 72-55 SU
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing Texas
Oakland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games when playing Oakland
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