Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics Betting Lines and Pick
MLB wagering interest swings to the Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics battle on Thursday at O.co Coliseum as the Athletics try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.
Scott Feldman, with a record of 4-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Houston Astros, while the Oakland Athletics trot Jeff Samardzija to the mound in this one. He is 3-8 so far in 2014.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Oakland Athletics as -235 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at BetDSI started to move the line.
Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.8-3.4 victory for the Athletics. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 62-38 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 42-59 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Houston injuries news.
This game puts the Oakland Athletics, most recently No. 6 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Houston Astros, who rate a No. 26 in the latest survey.
How Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 8.81 hits per game. The Houston Astros average 8.06 hits per game, good for No. 29 on the list.
Houston brings the No. 28-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 3-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Houston was a 9-7 loser on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Oakland at -255 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Brad Peacock's start, as they lost 9-7 against Oakland on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Houston is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Houston home to Miami, Friday, July 25th
Oakland at Texas, Friday, July 25th