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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros

The division rival Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Minute Maid Park.

Lefthander Tom Milone will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Milone is 8-8 this season with a 4.24 ERA.

Starting this game for the Astros will be Dallas Keuchel. The lefthander has a 4.46 ERA to go along with a 4-4 record this season.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-0 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -123 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 12-5 loser as they battled the Mariners at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at -210 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 57-41 SU
Houston: 33-64 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 1-9
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
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 8 of Houston's last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 13 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Oakland, Tuesday, July 23