Following a big two-homer game in a win over the Giants, Nick Allen leads the Oakland Athletics (32-80) into action as +183 underdogs against the Texas Rangers (66-46). First pitch from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum at 9:40 PM ET on Monday, live on NBCS-CA.
Texas’ Dane Dunning gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Ken Waldichuk.
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Rangers and Athletics Betting Trends
The Rangers have won 62.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (47-28).
Texas has a 9-1 record (winning 90% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -222 or shorter.
This season, the Athletics have been the underdog 111 times and won 32, or 28.8%, of those games.
Oakland has entered 49 games this season as the underdog by +183 or more and is 9-40 in those contests.
The Rangers have played in 112 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 56 times (56-50-6).
So far this season, the Athletics and their opponents have hit the over in 58 of their 112 games with a total.
Rangers Stats & Insights
The Rangers are the top-scoring team in MLB play averaging 5.8 runs per game (648 total).
Texas is fifth-best in MLB play with 161 total home runs.
The Rangers have an MLB-high .272 batting average.
Texas strikes out 8.6 times per game, the No. 15 average in MLB.
The pitching staff for the Rangers has a collective 8.3 K/9, which ranks 24th in MLB.
Texas has the 14th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.12).
Athletics Stats & Insights
The Athletics have scored the fewest runs in the league this season with just 403 (3.6 per game).
Oakland has hit 109 homers this season, which ranks 23rd in the majors.
The Athletics rank last in MLB with a team batting average of just .223.
Oakland ranks 24th with an average of 9.2 strikeouts per game.
The Athletics average the 25th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.2) in the league this season.
Oakland pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.83 ERA this year, which ranks 30th in MLB.
Rangers Key Players to Watch
Dunning tries for his 10th victory when he gets the start for the Rangers, his 17th of the season. He is 9-4 with a 3.22 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 114 2/3 innings pitched.
Marcus Semien has been key for Texas with 18 home runs, 71 RBI and a batting average of .281 this season.
Adolis Garcia leads Texas in home runs with 29 and runs batted in with 89.
Nate Lowe is batting .284 to lead Texas, while adding 13 homers and 62 runs batted in this season.
Corey Seager has collected 97 hits this season and has an OBP of .410. He’s slugging .645 on the year.
Athletics Key Players to Watch
Waldichuk (2-7) will take to the mound for the Athletics and make his 15th start of the season.
Esteury Ruiz has a team-best batting average of .258.
Brent Rooker has hit 18 home runs with 48 runs batted in. Both are team-highs.
Tony Kemp has 11 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 31 walks while hitting .217.
Shea Langeliers is hitting .202 with 14 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 24 walks.
Rangers and Athletics Injuries
Rangers: Jonah Heim: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Brad Miller: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Nathan Eovaldi: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Jung: day-to-day (Thumb)
Athletics: Carlos Pérez: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Ryan Noda: 10 Day IL (Jaw), James Kaprielian: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Richard Lovelady: 15 Day IL (Arm), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Mason Miller: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Yacksel Ríos: 60 Day IL (Finger)