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MLB Game Preview - Athletics underdogs vs Rangers at Texas

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July 10, 3:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

39-52TEAM RECORD50-41

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Texas and Oakland on Sunday, with the host Rangers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Matt Harrison gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 6-7 mark. In the other dugout, Trevor Cahill brings a 8-6 ledger to the game for the Athletics as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rangers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -150 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Athletics odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 3 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 4 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 3 in the American League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 9.4 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).

Texas owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 3-rated defense.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Rangers on July 9. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -158 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-6 to Texas on Saturday at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 17 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 8 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland home to LA Angels, Friday, July 15
Texas at Seattle, Thursday, July 14

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