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July 1, 7:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

37-42TEAM RECORD50-29

The Texas Rangers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Oakland Athletics invade Rangers Ballpark on Sunday.

Travis Blackley, with a record of 1-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Athletics, while the Rangers trot Yu Darvish to the mound in this one. He is 10-4 so far in 2012.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Rangers as -230 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 10.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 1 in the American League and the Athletics at No. 11 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 14 in the American League at 7.5 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -148 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oakland suffered a 7-2 loss against Texas on Saturday, as Tom Milone wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
Oakland is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland home to Boston, Monday, July 2
Texas at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, July 3

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