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Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros meet at Minute Maid Park.

The Athletics will give the ball to starter Bartolo Colon in this one. Righthander Colon is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

The Astros will counter Colon with Bud Norris. Righthander Norris has a 3.17 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

In their last action, Oakland was an 8-3 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Oakland at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 3 straight games.
Houston has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 3-2 SU
Houston: 1-3 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-1
After playing Houston are 6-0
After a win are 8-2

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Houston home to Oakland, Sunday, April 7