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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

The Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at O.co Coliseum.

The Astros will trot Bud Norris out to the mound in this one. Righthander Norris has a 2-1 record and a 1.96 ERA this season.

It'll be Bartolo Colon toeing the rubber for the Athletics in this contest. Righthander Colon is 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -235 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 4 straight games.
Oakland has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 4-10 SU
Oakland: 11-4 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Houston are 10-0
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Oakland
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
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 at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 14 games

Next up:
Houston home to Cleveland, Friday, April 19
Oakland at Tampa Bay, Friday, April 19