Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Preview
Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Oakland duelling Houston on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.
Lucas Harrell will take the mound for Houston, and he'll carry a 3-5 record into the contest. AJ Griffin gets the ball for Oakland; he's 4-3 so far this season.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Athletics listed as favorites of 150 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 9-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 14-rated Astros in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the American League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Athletics average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -155 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 6-5 final on Friday in support of Tom Milone at Minute Maid Park.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 4-6
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
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 10 of Oakland's last 11 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 10 of Houston's last 11 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Houston's last 23 games
Oakland at Houston, Sunday, May 26