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Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros

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

The Athletics will give the ball to starter Brett Anderson in this one. Lefthander Anderson is 0-1 this season with a 2.57 ERA.

The Astros will counter Anderson with Lucas Harrell. Righthander Harrell has a 1.50 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

In their last action, Oakland was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Oakland at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 4 straight games.
Houston has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 4-2 SU
Houston: 1-4 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-0
After a win are 8-2

Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 6-3
After playing Oakland are 2-5
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
Oakland at LA Angels, Tuesday, April 9
Houston at Seattle, Monday, April 8