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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

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

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Alexi Ogando in this game. Ogando has a 3-2 record and a 3.09 ERA this season.

The Athletics will counter Ogando with Daniel Straily. Righthander Straily has a 7.06 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

The Rangers were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Texas: 25-14 SU
Oakland: 20-21 SU

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

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

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

Next up:
Texas home to Detroit, Thursday, May 16
Oakland home to Kansas City, Friday, May 17