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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

The fans at O.co Coliseum will be treated to a game between the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics when they take their seats on Monday.

The Rangers will give the ball to starter Justin Grimm in this one. Righthander Grimm is 2-2 this season with a 3.45 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be AJ Griffin who starts for the Athletics. Righthander Griffin is 3-3 with a 3.83 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 12-7 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -140 were rewarded, while the 19 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Mariners on May 12. Bettors who backed the Mariners at +112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Texas has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 24-13 SU
Oakland: 19-20 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

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

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 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, Tuesday, May 14