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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 Thursday when they battle at O.co Coliseum.

Brad Peacock will be the starting pitcher for the Astros on this day. Righthander Peacock is 3-5 this season with a 5.82 ERA.

Peacock's opponent in this one will be Sonny Gray. The Athletics righthander has a 2.90 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.

In their last action, Houston was a 6-5 winner at home against the Twins. Bettors on Houston at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Athletics were a 11-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +113 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Houston: 46-93 SU
Oakland: 80-59 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Houston's last 19 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Oakland is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games

Next up:
Oakland home to Houston, Friday, September 6