Athletics vs. Rangers Odds, Picks, Predictions: How to Find Value in Friday’s Series Opener in Texas

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  • Texas and Oakland begin a three-game series at Globe Life Field Friday night.
  • Despite Texas being the obvious underdog on Friday night, our latest MLB PRO Report is aligned on backing the Rangers vs. Cole Irvin in one of the more hitter-friendly ballparks in America.

Athletics vs. Rangers Odds

Athletics Odds -166
Rangers Odds +145
Over/Under 8.5 (-105/-105)
Time 8:05 p.m. ET
TV BSSW

The Rangers kick off a three-game homestand against the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

This AL West matchup features the second-place Athletics, who are on an absolute roll entering Friday night. Oakland has won seven games in a row and look to keep that momentum going when it takes on the Rangers in Arlington, Texas.

Texas, despite being the obvious underdog in this matchup, will have some serious confidence with Dane Dunning taking the mound. The 6-foot-4 right-hander has an impressive 5-2 record with a 2.51 ERA at Globe Life Park.

The Athletics will have left-hander Cole Irvin taking the mound. Irvin has been solid on the road and was great in his last outing against the Rangers on August 7. Irvin only allowed two earned runs over seven innings in a blowout win in Oakland.

Despite Texas being the obvious underdog on Friday night, our latest MLB PRO Report is aligned on backing the Rangers in one of the more hitter-friendly ballparks in the league.

MLB Picks: Athletics vs. Rangers

Sharp Action

The moneyline for Friday’s matchup opened up at Rangers +140.

It peaked at +158 around 11:30 a.m. ET before settling at a consensus of +145 as tracked by three Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on Texas.

Big Money 

At the time of this writing, the 20% of bettors backing Texas have generated 41% of the money wagered on Friday’s matchup.

PRO Systems

Friday’s game fits into our Betting Against the Public PRO System, which fits into which has a 45% win rate and a 9% Return On Investment (ROI).

Model Projections

The Action Network’s Model Projections make Friday’s moneyline Texas +121.

Top Experts

One of The Action Network’s top MLB experts is betting on the Rangers.

PRO Report Pick: Rangers +145

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