Athletics face Texas Rangers: MLB odds preview and stats
Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds
The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Monday in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.
Bartolo Colon gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Athletics on this day; he's 3-2 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Josh Lindblom, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 4 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Athletics, who rate an American League No. 9 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.4 hits per game. The Athletics average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.
Texas owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 9-rated defense.
The Athletics were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 4-3 final on Sunday in support of A.J. Griffin at O.co Coliseum.
Texas won its last outing, a 11-8 result against the Tigers on May 19. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (19) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Tigers, a 11-8 final on Sunday in support of Derek Holland at Rangers Ballpark.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Oakland's last 23 games on the road
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas' last 9 games at home
Texas is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Oakland
Oakland at Texas, Tuesday, May 21