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Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Preview

Oakland AthleticsTexas Rangers
Sep 15, 3:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

87-61TEAM RECORD81-66

The visiting Athletics hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Rangers Ballpark against the Texas Rangers.

Jarrod Parker gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Athletics on this day; he's 11-6 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Martin Perez, who will be looking to improve on his 9-4 mark.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rangers as -122 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 2 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Athletics, who rate an American League No. 5 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

In their last action, Oakland was a 1-0 winner on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Oakland at +153 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Oakland threw a shutout at Texas in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Bartolo Colon to defeat Texas 1-0 on Saturday.

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

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
Oakland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 9 games
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Oakland home to LA Angels, Monday, September 16
Texas at Tampa Bay, Monday, September 16