Oakland sends Bartolo Colon vs Martin Perez in Athletics vs Rangers game
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 Athletics will turn to Bartolo Colon and his 14-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rangers send Martin Perez (8-3) to the hill.
The Rangers were listed as +-141 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Athletics sit at No. 7 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rangers sit at an American League No. 2 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Rangers average 9 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the American League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +100 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Oakland on Monday at O.co Coliseum.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Rangers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
Texas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
Texas at Oakland, Wednesday, September 4