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Jarred Cosart vs Jarrod Parker matchup featured in MLB action

Houston AstrosOakland Athletics
Aug 14, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Odds

38-80TEAM RECORD67-51

The Oakland Athletics battle the visiting Houston Astros on Wednesday in MLB betting action at O.co Coliseum.

Oakland hands the ball to starter Jarrod Parker in this one and he'll try to improve on his 8-6 mark on the year. Houston counters with Jarred Cosart, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.

View Houston vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oakland was a -245 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 15-rated Astros taking on the American League's No. 7-rated Athletics in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 15 in the American League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Oakland’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

The Astros were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +240 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston rolled to a 5-4 win against Oakland on Tuesday, as Jordan Lyles and the Astros' bats led the team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 0-10

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Astros at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Houston's last 17 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 17 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Oakland, Thursday, August 15

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