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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Wednesday when the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics meet at O.co Coliseum.

Jarred Cosart will be the starting pitcher for the Astros on this day. Righthander Cosart is 1-0 this season with a 1.36 ERA.

It'll be Jarrod Parker toeing the rubber for the Athletics in this contest. Righthander Parker is 8-6 with a 4.04 ERA so far this season.

The Astros were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +240 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Houston: 38-80 SU
Oakland: 67-51 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 0-10

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Houston's last 17 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 17 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Oakland home to Houston, Thursday, August 15