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May 1, 4:05 PM | GrassOakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD13-14

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Texas duelling Oakland on Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The Athletics will rely on Gio Gonzalez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Matt Harrison will be his counterpart for the Rangers. Gio Gonzalez is 2-2 this season, and Matt Harrison is 3-2.

View Texas vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oakland opened as -130 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Athletics, most recently No. 11 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate an American League No. 2 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.3 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.2 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Texas brings the American League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics' league No. 2-ranked defense.

In their last action, Texas was a 11-2 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Texas at +133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers enjoyed a 11-2 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Saturday, with Colby Lewis throwing 8 innings of 6-hit ball at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

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

Next up:
Texas at Oakland, Monday, May 2