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Oakland Athletics Favored by -156 Against Houston Astros on Thursday

Oakland Athletics

vs

Houston Astros
Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Houston on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Astros bats in baseball betting action at Minute Maid Park.

Scott Kazmir, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics, while the Houston Astros trot Brett Oberholtzer to the mound in this one. He is 0-3 so far in 2014.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Oakland Athletics before the first pitch in this match found them as -156-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.1-2.2 result in favor of the Athletics. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros bring a 7-15 record to the battle against the 13-8 Athletics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oakland injuries news.

The Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics odds would favor the Athletics if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 30 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 1.

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How Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 29-rated batting order, averaging 3.05 runs per nine innings, against the No. 7 lineup of the Oakland Athletics at 4.48 runs per outing.

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.44 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 at home, scoring 2.8 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +150 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Martin Perez shut down the Athletics in their last game, striking out 3 in a 3-0 shutout over Oakland in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

In their last action, Houston was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Seattle at -131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 5-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Chris Young at Safeco Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Friday, April 25th

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