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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Houston Astros

vs

Oakland Athletics
Friday, April 24, 2015 10:05 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Houston Astros dueling the Oakland Athletics on Friday at O.co Coliseum.

It's a pitching duel between Scott Kazmir for the Oakland Athletics (2-0 on the year) and Dallas Keuchel for Houston Astros (2-0 so far).

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

Oakland was a -131 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.

Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.3-3.6 win for the Athletics on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.3-3.6 result in favor of the Athletics today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics bring a 8-9 record to the battle against the 8-7 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Houston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Oakland Athletics and the No. 16-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

How Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Stats Match Up

Offensively, the game matches up Oakland Athletics No. 5 ranked offense (4.88 runs per game) against a Houston Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 at 3.4 runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have been averaging 9.82 hits per game, more than the Houston Astros have managed so far this season (7.13 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 3.67 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Seattle on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Nick Tropeano shut down the Athletics in their last game, striking out 5 in a 2-0 shutout over Oakland in baseball action at Angel Stadium.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Houston's last 21 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Houston's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Oakland's last 15 games
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Oakland, Saturday, April 25th

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