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Bartolo Colon vs Bud Norris matchup featured in MLB action

Oakland AthleticsHouston Astros
April 6, 7:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Odds

3-2TEAM RECORD1-3

The Houston Astros battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Saturday in MLB betting action at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros will rely on Bud Norris to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Bartolo Colon will be his counterpart for the Athletics. Bud Norris is 1-0 this season, and Bartolo Colon is 0-0.

View Oakland vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Athletics listed as favorites of 115 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 15-rated American League offense, averaging 2.8 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 3 in the American League at 3.2 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 6.2 hits per game so far, less than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (7.4 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 3 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oakland was an 8-3 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Oakland at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Daniel Straily blew away 11 Houston batter in the Athletics' last start, leading them to an 8-3 win over Houston on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-1
After playing Houston are 6-0
After a win are 8-2

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 1-6
After playing Oakland are 2-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Athletics at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Oakland at Houston, Sunday, April 7