Oakland A’s vs. Texas Rangers Total Pick
- Updated: April 29, 2014
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
The Texas Rangers host the Oakland A’s in an AL West match up.
In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3-game series yesterday the A’s beat the Rangers 4-0.
Oakland’s Sonny Gray tossed 3-hitter for a complete-game shutout against the Rangers yesterday.
The Rangers have won 3 of 4 games facing the A’s this season with Oakland winning the most recent meeting.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The A’s are 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Rangers in Texas.
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams in Texas the total has gone Under 4 times.
The Rangers are 5-0 in Martin Perez’s last 5 starts.
The A’s 5-0 in Scott Kazmir’s last 5 starts.
Pitching Match Up
Oakland A’s: Scott Kazmir (3-0, 1.62 ERA)
Texas Rangers: Martin Perez (4-0, 1.42 ERA)
Money Line: A’s -101 / Rangers -109
Run Line: Texas -1.5 +175
Total Line: 8
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Oakland A’s: 16-10 SU / O/U 13-13 / Run Line W/L 15-11
Texas Rangers: 15-11 SU / O/U 13-12 / Run Line W/L 10-16
Key Betting Trends
• OAK is 10-4 in their last 14 road games.
• OAK is 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog.
• OAK has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
• TEX is 9-4 in their last 13 overall.
• TEX is 16-6 in their last 22 home games.
• TEX has an Over record of 3-1-1 in their last 5 home games.
Key Player Injuries
Yoenis Cespedes OF Out Apr 24 hamstring Day-to-day
Jake Elmore SS D.L. Apr 3 hamstring Out indefinitely
A.J. Griffin SP D.L. Mar 30 elbow Out indefinitely
Fernando Rodriguez RP D.L. Mar 30 elbow Early 2014
Jarrod Parker SP D.L. Mar 20 elbow 2015
Eric O’Flaherty RP D.L. Feb 17 elbow June?
Donnie Murphy 2B Out Apr 28 foot Status uncertain
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B D.L. Apr 25 back Out indefinitely
Pedro Figueroa RP D.L. Apr 23 elbow 2015
Jim Adduci OF D.L. Apr 19 finger Late May
Tanner Scheppers SP D.L. Apr 18 elbow Out indefinitely
Joe Saunders SP D.L. Apr 7 ankle Late April?
Jurickson Profar 2B D.L. Mar 30 shoulder Early June?
Geovany Soto C D.L. Mar 30 knee June?
Engel Beltre OF D.L. Mar 28 leg Out indefinitely
Derek Holland SP D.L. Mar 3 knee surgery Mid-2014
Joseph Ortiz R D.L. Feb 14 Late May?
Both of tonight’s starters have been razor sharp so far this season. Oakland’s Scott Kazmir has had 5 quality starts in a row, pitching 33 innings giving up 22 hits and only 6 earned runs. Ranger’s southpaw Martin Perez has been flawless in his last 3 hurling 26 innings of 11 hit ball and not giving up a single run. We know this is the square play here but hard not to bite when the online sportsbooks hang up an 8 for the total. Take Under 8 (-115).