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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros

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

Bartolo Colon will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Righthander Colon is 4-2 this season with a 4.31 ERA.

It'll be Dallas Keuchel toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Lefthander Keuchel is 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, Oakland was a 11-5 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Oakland at -157 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

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

Team records:
Oakland: 27-23 SU
Houston: 14-35 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oakland's last 12 games when playing Houston
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 11 of Houston's last 12 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games

Next up:
Oakland home to San Francisco, Monday, May 27
Houston home to Colorado, Monday, May 27