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Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros

The Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros will meet on the field at Minute Maid Park on Friday in a battle of division rivals.

The Athletics will give the ball to starter Cole Irvin in this one. Left hander Irvin is 3-7 this season with a 3.32 ERA.

Irvin's opponent in this one will be Jake Odorizzi. The Astros right hander has a 3.38 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Astros as -192-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game's total opened at 8.

Houston was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Angels. They won as -180 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Athletics were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -185 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team record: 30-60 SU
Oakland is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 11 games

Team record: 58-30 SU
Houston is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Houston is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Oakland at Houston Saturday, July 16