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Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros

The Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Minute Maid Park.

AJ Griffin will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Righthander Griffin is 8-7 this season with a 3.82 ERA.

It'll be Bud Norris toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Righthander Norris is 6-9 with a 3.91 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, Oakland was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Oakland: 58-42 SU
Houston: 34-65 SU

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

Houston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-2
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 11 games
Oakland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 11 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston's last 15 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland home to LA Angels, Thursday, July 25
Houston at Toronto, Thursday, July 25