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Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

The Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Left hander Framber Valdez will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Valdez is 4-2 this season with a 2.83 ERA.

Starting this game for the Athletics will be Paul Blackburn. The right hander has a 1.70 ERA to go along with a 5-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Astros as -189-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game's total opened at 7.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at 100 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Houston was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Houston at -154 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team record: 30-18 SU
Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 11 games

Team record: 20-30 SU
Oakland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
Oakland is 2-16 ATS in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Oakland Tuesday, May 31