July 25, 2008

Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics Preview 7/25/2008

MLB Betting Preview

Texas Rangers (52-50) at Oakland Athletics (52-49)
Friday, 10:05 pm Eastern


SBG Global Opening Line: Athletics - 124 , Total 8.5 Under -120

The Oakland Athletics are happy to finally be home after going 1-5 on their latest road trip. The A’s take a 31-24 home record into Friday’s series opener against the Texas Rangers. Oakland sends Sean Gallagher to the mound on Friday. He is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA this season.
SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Athletics at Home.

Gallagher faces a Texas offense that is scoring a lot of runs. They lead the majors with 5.46 runs per game. Ian Kinsler leads the league in batting while Josh Hamilton leads the league in RBIs. The Rangers are 2-4 on their nine game road trip. Vincent Padilla goes for his 12th win for the Rangers on Friday. He is 11-5 with a 4.41 ERA. He is 4-1 with a 4.26 ERA in 10 career appearances against Oakland.

Here are the MLB betting stats for Friday’s game. The Rangers are 11-5 in their last 16 vs. the American League West. The Rangers are 35-17 in their last 52 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Rangers are 6-0 in Padilla’s last 6 starts vs. the American League West. The Rangers are 7-1 in Padilla’s last 8 road starts. The Rangers are 21-8 in Padilla’s last 29 starts. The Rangers are 6-1 in Padilla’s last 7 starts vs. the Athletics. The Rangers are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between the two teams.

SBG Global Current Line: Athletics - 124 , Total 8.5 Under -120

The Athletics are 21-9 in their last 30 games as a home favorite. The Athletics are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Athletics are 1-7 in their last 8 overall.

The Over is 9-3-1 in Padilla’s last 13 starts vs. the American League West. The Over is 21-8-2 in Padilla’s last 31 road starts. The Over is 20-8-2 in Padilla’s last 30 starts as an underdog. The Over is 27-11-2 in Padilla’s last 40 starts overall. The Over is 4-1 in Padilla’s last 5 road starts vs. the Athletics.

The Under is 5-1 in the Athletics last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter.

The Under is 10-3 in the Athletics last 13 home games. The Under is 20-6 in the Athletics last 26 overall. The Under is 8-3 in the Athletics last 11 games as a home favorite. The Under is 5-2 in the Athletics last 7 vs. the American League West.

Pick: Rangers 2units

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