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The Oakland Athletics will be trying to extend a winning streak on Monday when they take on the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum.
The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Derek Holland in this game. Holland has a 9-6 record and a 3.00 ERA this season.
It'll be Daniel Straily toeing the rubber for the Athletics in this contest. Righthander Straily is 7-7 with a 4.41 ERA so far this season.
Texas was a 4-2 loser in its last match at home against the Twins. They lost as -205 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Oakland won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Rays on September 1. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Oakland has won 3 straight games.
Texas: 79-57 SU
Oakland: 78-58 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Texas is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 11 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 11 games when playing at home against Texas
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Oakland home to Texas, Tuesday, September 3