Rangers Lead the A’s by Two Games with Three to play as they Battle for the AL West Title

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Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

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A winning streak will be on the line for the Oakland Athletics on Monday when they battle the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum.

The Rangers will trot Martin Perez out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Perez has a 1-3 record and a 5.32 ERA this season.

Perez’s opponent in this one will be Jarrod Parker. The Athletics righthander has a 3.44 ERA to go along with a 12-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Athletics listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

In their last action, Texas was an 8-7 winner at home against the Angels. Bettors on Texas at -122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Oakland was a 5-2 winner in its last match at home against the Mariners. They won as -203 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 93-66 SU
Oakland: 91-68 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas’s last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas’s last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Texas’s last 15 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Oakland home to Texas, Tuesday, October 2

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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