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Athletics open as moneyline underdog vs Rangers

Texas RangersOakland Athletics
June 4, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The Oakland Athletics battle the visiting Texas Rangers on Monday in MLB betting action at O.co Coliseum.

For the Athletics, Jarrod Parker gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rangers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Scott Feldman, 0-3 on the year.

View Texas vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as 124 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 13-rated Athletics and the league No. 1-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.2 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.6 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (10.3 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Texas was a 7-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Angels. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 7-3 final on Sunday in support of Matt Harrison at Angel Stadium.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -106 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Athletics were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Kansas City staff and losing 2-0 to the Royals on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Rangers at Athletics trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Texas is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Oakland, Tuesday, June 5