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Houston Astros host Oakland Athletics in baseball action

Oakland AthleticsHouston Astros
April 7, 2:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Odds

4-2TEAM RECORD1-4

The visiting Athletics hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Minute Maid Park against the Houston Astros.

Houston hands the ball to starter Lucas Harrell in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Brett Anderson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.

View Oakland vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Houston sat as +110 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 15 ranked American League offense (2.8 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.2 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 6.6 hits per game, less than the Athletics have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Oakland brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros' league No. 14-ranked defense.

In their last action, Oakland was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Oakland at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics enjoyed a 6-3 victory at the expense of the Astros on Saturday, with Bartolo Colon throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-0
After a win are 8-2

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 6-3
After playing Oakland are 2-5
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
Oakland at LA Angels, Tuesday, April 9
Houston at Seattle, Monday, April 8