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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Odds
The Oakland Athletics will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Texas Rangers invade O.co Coliseum on Tuesday.
The match puts starter Derek Holland for the Rangers on the hill facing Bartolo Colon for the Athletics. Holland brings a 3-2 mark to the game, while Colon is 3-2 to date on the season.
Bettors looking to side with the Athletics in this matchup found them as +106 underdogs on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
The Athletics sit at No. 9 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rangers sit at an American League No. 7 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 4-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, less than Rangers batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).
Oakland owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 1-rated defense.
In their last action, Texas was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Oakland at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Texas didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-1 to Oakland on Monday at O.co Coliseum.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 1-9
After a loss are 7-3
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Texas are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Rangers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas' last 13 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Texas at Oakland, Wednesday, May 15