Major League Baseball Selection

By Andrew Orzechowski, Contributing Editor
2014 MLB Regular Season Record: 25-26; -482 units

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HOUSTON (41-58) AT OAKLAND (61-37), 10:05 PM (ET)
TV: CSN-HOU, CSN-CA
Brett Oberholtzer (LHP) vs. Scott Kazmir (LHP)

The Oakland Athletics host the Houston Astros tonight for the opener of a three-game series. The Astros lost two of three to the Chicago White Sox over the weekend while the Athletics won two of three from the Baltimore Orioles.

Making the start for the Astros is Brett Oberholtzer who is 2-7 with a 4.50 ERA so far this season. In three career starts versus the Oakland, Oberholtzer is 0-2 with an ERA of 4.50 in 15.1 innings of work.

Meanwhile, the Athletics counter with Scott Kazmir who is having a terrific season. Overall he is 11-3 with a 2.38 ERA this year. In two starts this season against Houston, Kazmir is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in 14 innings. It is worth noting that the A's have won five of their seven matchups with the Astros so far this year.

SPORTS NETWORK CHOICE: Take the Los Angeles Angels at -130.

PITCHING TRENDS REPORT

Brett Oberholtzer (2-7, 4.50)
Lifetime record vs. opponent: 0-2, 4.70
2014 record vs. opponent: 0-1, 6.75
2014 Profit/Loss: -543

Scott Kazmir (11-3, 2.38)
Lifetime record vs. opponent: 2-1, 3.60
2014 record vs. opponent: 1-0, 1.93
2014 Profit/Loss: +953

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