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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros

The Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros will meet on the field at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday in a battle of division rivals.

The Athletics will trot Jarrod Parker out to the mound in this one. Righthander Parker has a 6-6 record and a 3.95 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Astros will be Jarred Cosart. The righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -165 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 2 straight games.
Houston has lost 6 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 58-41 SU
Houston: 33-65 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

Houston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 1-9
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few 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 10 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 14 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Houston home to Oakland, Wednesday, July 24