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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

The Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics will meet on the field at O.co Coliseum on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Brett Oberholtzer in this game. Oberholtzer has a 4-1 record and a 1.98 ERA this season.

The Athletics will counter Oberholtzer with Daniel Straily. Righthander Straily has a 4.38 ERA to go along with a 8-7 record this season.

Houston was a 7-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as +245 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors.

Team records:
Houston: 47-94 SU
Oakland: 81-60 SU

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

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Houston's last 21 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Oakland
Houston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Oakland is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Oakland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Oakland home to Houston, Sunday, September 8