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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

The fans at O.co Coliseum will be treated to a game between the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics when they take their seats on Sunday.

The Astros will give the ball to starter Paul Clemens in this one. Righthander Clemens is 0-0 this season with a 3.72 ERA.

Clemens's opponent in this one will be Bartolo Colon. The Athletics righthander has a 2.90 ERA to go along with a 14-6 record this season.

Houston lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Athletics on September 7. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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

Team records:
Houston: 47-95 SU
Oakland: 82-60 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 0-10
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Oakland is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Oakland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Houston at Seattle, Monday, September 9
Oakland at Minnesota, Tuesday, September 10