Houston Astros host Oakland Athletics in baseball action
Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Odds
Houston will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.
The Astros will turn to Erik Bedard and his 0-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send Tom Milone (4-5) to the hill.
The Astros sit at No. 14 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 9 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.2 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.
The Athletics were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -114 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Athletics were saddled with a loss last time out in Jarrod Parker's start, as they lost 3-1 against Texas on Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +190 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Astros enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Royals on Wednesday, with Jordan Lyles throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 1-9
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
A few Athletics at Astros trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 10 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Houston's last 22 games
Oakland at Houston, Saturday, May 25