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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

The Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at O.co Coliseum.

The Astros will trot Erik Bedard out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Bedard has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

Bedard's opponent in this one will be Tom Milone. The Athletics lefthander has a 4.50 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record this season.

Houston lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Angels on April 14. Bettors who backed the Angels at -215 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Oakland was a 10-1 loser at home against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

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

Team records:
Houston: 4-8 SU
Oakland: 9-4 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Oakland are 1-8
After playing LA Angels are 3-5
After a loss are 3-7

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 8-1
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
Houston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oakland's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland home to Houston, Tuesday, April 16