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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers

The division rival Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers are set to renew hostilities on Wednesday when they meet at Rangers Ballpark.

Lefthander Tom Milone will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Milone is 6-6 this season with a 3.61 ERA.

Milone's opponent in this one will be Justin Grimm. The Rangers righthander has a 5.59 ERA to go along with a 5-5 record this season.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +165 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Oakland: 43-30 SU
Texas: 39-32 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Texas most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland's last 19 games
Oakland is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 9 games
Texas is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Texas home to Oakland, Thursday, June 20