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Baseball Matchup - Oakland Athletics Texas Rangers Odds Preview

Texas RangersOakland Athletics
Oct 1, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

93-66TEAM RECORD91-68

Baseball bettors look for value at O.co Coliseum on Monday as host Oakland battles the Texas Rangers in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Jarrod Parker for the Athletics (12-8 on the year) and Martin Perez for Texas (1-3 so far).

View Texas vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Athletics and the league No. 4-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. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (9.5 per nine innings).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

In their last action, Texas was an 8-7 winner at home against the Angels. Bettors on Texas at -122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers enjoyed an 8-7 victory at the expense of the Angels on Sunday, with Derek Holland throwing 6 2/3 innings of 12-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland was a 5-2 winner in its last match at home against the Mariners. They won as -203 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Oakland got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Seattle on Sunday at O.co Coliseum behind starter Tom Milone.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Rangers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Texas' last 15 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at Oakland, Tuesday, October 2