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Oakland Athletics take on Astros in baseball test

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July 22, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Odds

57-41TEAM RECORD33-64

The Astros get a visit from the Oakland Athletics in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Astros will rely on Dallas Keuchel to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Tom Milone will be his counterpart for the Athletics. Dallas Keuchel is 4-4 this season, and Tom Milone is 8-8.

View Oakland vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston was a +155 moneyline underdogs 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 9.

Power Rankings:
The Astros sit at No. 15 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the American League's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 7.9 hits per game. The Athletics average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-0 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -123 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Bartolo Colon chucked 9 shutout innings at the Angels in their last game, striking out 5 in a 6-0 win against Los Angeles in baseball action at Angel Stadium.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 12-5 loser as they battled the Mariners at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at -210 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 12-5 on Sunday behind a start from Felix Hernandez at Minute Maid Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 1-9
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Athletics at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 13 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Houston, Tuesday, July 23

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