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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Tuesday when the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics meet at O.co Coliseum.

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Derek Holland in this game. Holland has a 3-2 record and a 2.54 ERA this season.

Holland's opponent in this one will be Bartolo Colon. The Athletics righthander has a 4.57 ERA to go along with a 3-2 record this season.

In their last action, Texas was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Oakland at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Texas: 24-14 SU
Oakland: 20-20 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 1-9
After a loss are 7-3

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Texas are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
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 9 of Texas's last 13 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Oakland home to Texas, Wednesday, May 15