Texas vs Oakland Betting Preview
The Rangers get a visit from the Oakland Athletics in baseball action on Monday in a key MLB wagering matchup of playoff-bound teams.
Texas sends Derek Holland out against Daniel Straily for the Athletics in this game. Holland is 11-6 with a 4.44 ERA on the season, while Straily is 2-1 on the year and has a 4.13 ERA. [ Check the latest lines at GTbets.eu before first pitch ]
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 2 in the American League and the Athletics at No. 10 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Texas owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.5 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Oakland was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Oakland at +146 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Hiroki Kuroda and the Yankees 5-4 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Texas won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Mariners on September 23. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Rangers enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Mariners on Sunday, with Ryan Dempster throwing 6 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Safeco Field.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 8-2
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland
Oakland at Texas, Tuesday, September 25