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Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros meet at Minute Maid Park.

Daniel Straily will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Righthander Straily is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

It'll be Brad Peacock toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Righthander Peacock is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

Oakland won its last outing, an 8-2 result against the Mariners on April 4. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -157 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Houston was a 4-0 loser in its last match at home against the Rangers. They lost as +155 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

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

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

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Houston are 5-1
After playing Seattle are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Oakland are 1-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Oakland, Saturday, April 6