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Rangers get visit from the Athletics

The Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics will continue their MLB betting series in Arlington on Tuesday night as those two clubs hit the diamond in the middle game of a three-game set.

Texas will turn to probable starter Yu Darvish for Tuesday's game, with the team posting a stellar 8-1 record over the righthander's first nine starts of the season. Darvish is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA over his three career starts against Oakland.

Daniel Straily gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Athletics on this day; he's 1-2 on the season.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rangers as -225 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Athletics odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 4 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 9 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 9 in the American League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 9-2 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +120 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Athletics enjoyed a 9-2 victory at the expense of the Rangers on Monday, with Bartolo Colon throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

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

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

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Oakland's last 24 games on the road
Texas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas' last 10 games at home
Texas is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Wednesday, May 22