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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

The fans at O.co Coliseum will be treated to a game between the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics when they take their seats on Tuesday.

Jordan Lyles will be the starting pitcher for the Astros on this day. Righthander Lyles is 4-6 this season with a 5.40 ERA.

It'll be Bartolo Colon toeing the rubber for the Athletics in this contest. Righthander Colon is 14-4 with a 2.75 ERA so far this season.

The Astros were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -235 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -117 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 6 straight games.
Oakland has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 37-80 SU
Oakland: 67-50 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Texas are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston's last 16 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Oakland is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 16 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Oakland home to Houston, Wednesday, August 14