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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics meet at O.co Coliseum.

Lefthander Martin Perez will take the mound for the Rangers to start this game. Perez is 8-3 this season with a 3.58 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Bartolo Colon who starts for the Athletics. Righthander Colon is 14-5 with a 2.94 ERA so far this season.

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.

Current streak:
Texas has lost 2 straight games.
Oakland has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 79-58 SU
Oakland: 79-58 SU

Texas most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's 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's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's 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

Next up:
Oakland home to Texas, Wednesday, September 4