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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

The Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at O.co Coliseum.

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Derek Holland in this game. Holland has a 8-6 record and a 3.18 ERA this season.

The Athletics will counter Holland with AJ Griffin. Righthander Griffin has a 3.90 ERA to go along with a 10-7 record this season.

In their last action, Texas was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Oakland at -119 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Texas: 61-50 SU
Oakland: 64-46 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Oakland's last 21 games
Oakland is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home
Oakland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at LA Angels, Monday, August 5
Oakland at Cincinnati, Tuesday, August 6