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Houston Astros visit Oakland Athletics in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Houston Astros

vs

Oakland Athletics
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:05 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

The Oakland Athletics host Houston on Wednesday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 61-37 mark against the 41-58 Astros in MLB betting odds action at O.co Coliseum.

The Oakland Athletics will rely on Jesse Chavez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Brad Peacock will be his counterpart for the Houston Astros. Jesse Chavez is 7-6 this season, and Brad Peacock is 3-6.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Oakland Athletics as -230 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Athletics to win this game 5.8-3.4. 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 61-37 record to the battle against the 41-58 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Houston injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Oakland Athletics at No. 6 and the Houston Astros at No. 26 heading into this contest.

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How Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Oakland Athletics No. 2 ranked offense (4.95 runs per game) against a Houston Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 28 at 4.75 runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have been averaging 8.78 hits per game, more than the Houston Astros have managed so far this season (8.01 hits on average).

Oakland owns the No. 3 defense, allowing 4.95 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 28-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Houston, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +240 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Astros beat Oakland in extra innings, earning a 3-2 victory at O.co Coliseum in MLB wagering action.

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Oakland, Thursday, July 24th