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The division rival Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at Rangers Ballpark.

The Athletics will trot AJ Griffin out to the mound in this one. Righthander Griffin has a 5-6 record and a 3.93 ERA this season.

It'll be Josh Lindblom toeing the rubber for the Rangers in this contest. Righthander Lindblom is 0-2 with a 5.94 ERA so far this season.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 9-4 result against the Rangers on June 19. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Oakland: 43-31 SU
Texas: 40-32 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Texas most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing on the road against Texas
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 10 games
Texas is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Oakland at Seattle, Friday, June 21
Texas at St. Louis, Friday, June 21