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Oakland Athletics host Houston Astros in baseball action

Houston AstrosOakland Athletics
Aug 13, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Odds

37-80TEAM RECORD67-50

The Oakland Athletics look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Astros arrive at O.co Coliseum on Tuesday.

The match puts starter Jordan Lyles for the Astros on the hill facing Bartolo Colon for the Athletics. Lyles brings a 4-6 mark to the game, while Colon is 14-4 to date on the season.

View Houston vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Oakland sat as -265 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 7-ranked Athletics and the American League No. 15-rated Astros in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 15 in the American League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Oakland’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Houston features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

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. Houston suffered a 2-1 loss against Texas on Monday, as Brett Oberholtzer wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

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. The Athletics enjoyed a 5-1 victory at the expense of the Blue Jays on Monday, with Daniel Straily throwing 7 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

Houston Astros Trends:
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 Athletics Trends:
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 Astros at Athletics 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:
Houston at Oakland, Wednesday, August 14