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Jesse Chavez, Brad Peacock Take Mound in Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Tilt

Oakland Athletics

vs

Houston Astros
Friday, April 25, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros host Oakland on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 7-16 mark against the 14-8 Athletics in MLB betting odds action at Minute Maid Park.

For the Houston Astros, Brad Peacock gets the ball, charged with keeping the Oakland Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jesse Chavez, 1-0 on the year.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 163 for the Houston Astros in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Athletics to win this game 5.5-2. 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 7-16 record to the battle against the 14-8 Athletics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oakland injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Astros rated this week at No. 30 and the Oakland Athletics sitting at No. 1.

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How Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 29-ranked scoring average of 2.96 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.73 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 6.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.95 per nine innings).

Oakland brings the No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 27-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland was a 10-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Astros. They won as -160 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Brett Oberholtzer and the Astros 10-1 on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Saturday, April 26th