MLB Preview: Oakland Athletics (13-26) vs. Houston Astros (25-13)

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MLB Preview

The division rival Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Minute Maid Park.

The Athletics will give the ball to starter Drew Pomeranz in this one. Left hander Pomeranz is 2-3 this season with a 4.66 ERA.

Starting this game for the Astros will be Lance McCullers. The right hander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Astros listed as 118-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Blue Jays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at -141 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Oakland was a 7-3 loser in its last match at home against the White Sox. They lost as -134 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

Team record: 13-26
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
Oakland is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Oakland’s last 22 games
Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston

Team record: 25-13
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Houston Tuesday, May 19

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