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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

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Sep 11, 3:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

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Rangers Ballpark hosts an MLB battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

The Rangers will rely on C.J. Wilson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Josh Outman will be his counterpart for the Athletics. C.J. Wilson is 15-6 this season, and Josh Outman is 3-3.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Texas sat as -215 favorites. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 4-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Rangers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 11 in the American League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Oakland brings the American League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 7-ranked defense.

Oakland won its last outing, an 8-7 result against the Rangers on September 10. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Alexi Ogando and the Rangers 8-7 on Saturday at Rangers Ballpark.

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

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland home to LA Angels, Monday, September 12
Texas home to Cleveland, Tuesday, September 13

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