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C.J. Wilson Rangers at Home vs Oakland in MLB Clash

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May 9, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Oakland Athletics will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rangers in Texas at Rangers Ballpark on Monday in baseball odds action.

The Rangers will turn to C.J. Wilson and his 4-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send Trevor Cahill (5-0) to the hill.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as -125 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Athletics odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 1 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 12 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.4 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.1 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.

Oakland won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Royals on May 8. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oakland rolled to a 5-2 win against Kansas City on Sunday, as Tyson Ross and the Athletics' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 12-5 loser as they battled the Yankees at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -164 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rangers were saddled with a loss last time out in Dave Bush's start, as they lost 12-5 against New York on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 9 games
Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Tuesday, May 10