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Moneyline favors Rangers in battle with Athletics

Texas RangersOakland Athletics
July 17, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Texas duelling Oakland on Tuesday at O.co Coliseum.

Oakland sends Bartolo Colon out against Roy Oswalt for the Rangers in this game. Colon is 6-7 with a 3.80 ERA on the season, while Oswalt is 2-1 on the year and has a 6.26 ERA.

View Texas vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 100 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics - Rangers odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 12 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 2 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 14-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 7.6 hits per game so far, less than Rangers batters have averaged on the year (9.7 hits per game).

Oakland owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 7-rated defense.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -176 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Seattle 4-0 on Sunday at Safeco Field.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 9-4 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -102 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oakland rolled to a 9-4 win against Minnesota on Sunday, as Jarrod Parker and the Athletics' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

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

Next up:
Texas at Oakland, Wednesday, July 18

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