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The Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Rangers Ballpark.
The Athletics will give the ball to starter Daniel Straily in this one. Righthander Straily is 4-2 this season with a 4.45 ERA.
Straily's opponent in this one will be Nick Tepesech. The Rangers righthander has a 4.30 ERA to go along with a 3-6 record this season.
Oakland was a 10-2 winner in its last match at home against the Mariners. They won as -135 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors.
Texas lost its last outing, a 7-2 result against the Blue Jays on June 16. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at +185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Texas has lost 6 straight games.
Oakland: 42-29 SU
Texas: 38-31 SU
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 8-2
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
Oakland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas home to Oakland, Tuesday, June 18