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|Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics|
The Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at O.co Coliseum.
The Rangers will give the ball to starter Alexi Ogando in this one. Righthander Ogando is 4-3 this season with a 3.05 ERA.
Ogando's opponent in this one will be Tom Milone. The Athletics lefthander has a 4.09 ERA to go along with a 9-8 record this season.The Rangers were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -250 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Last time out for Oakland, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Blue Jays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +140 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Current streak:
Texas has won 4 straight games.
Oakland has lost 2 straight games.
Texas: 60-49 SU
Oakland: 63-45 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
Oakland home to Texas, Saturday, August 3