Courtesy of OddsShark.com:
The Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Rangers Ballpark.
Lefthander Dallas Braden will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Braden is 8-9 this season with a 3.49 ERA.
Braden's opponent in this one will be Rich Harden. The Rangers righthander has a 5.00 ERA to go along with a 5-4 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Michael Young and David Murphy drove in two runs apiece as the Rangers defeated the A?s 7-3 on Friday. The Rangers won that game as -133 favorites, and the 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.
Tommy Hunter improved to 11-2 with the victory, giving up seven hits and three runs over 7 2-3 innings.
Brett Anderson surrendered six hits and four runs over two innings in a losing effort.
Texas: 73-55 SU
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Texas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Texas
Oakland is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oakland
Stevie Vincent is the former Executive Editor of the scorephone Tailgate Parties, which were the reports every gambler flocked to in the pre-Internet days. A pro gambler since 1993, his picks went public in 2007. He is the founder of groundbreaking forensic sports handicapping.