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The Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers will meet on the field at Rangers Ballpark on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.
Righthander Bartolo Colon will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Colon is 15-6 this season with a 2.85 ERA.
The Rangers will counter Colon with Yu Darvish. Righthander Darvish has a 2.84 ERA to go along with a 12-8 record this season.
Oakland won its last outing, a 9-8 result against the Rangers on September 13. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (17) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Oakland has won 3 straight games.
Texas has lost 4 straight games.
Oakland: 86-61 SU
Texas: 81-65 SU
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Texas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games on the road
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Texas home to Oakland, Sunday, September 15