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MLB Odds Betting - Houston Astros Underdogs vs Athletics at Houston

Oakland Athletics

vs

Houston Astros
Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The visiting Oakland Athletics hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to pick up a win at Minute Maid Park against the Houston Astros.

Dallas Keuchel gets the call for the Houston Astros and he will try to build on a 2-1 mark. In the other dugout, Daniel Straily brings a 1-1 ledger to the game for the Oakland Athletics as he tries to quiet the Astros bats.

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 -154-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6-2 win for the Athletics. A 6-2 result in favor of the Athletics is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 sport a record of 7-17 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 15-8 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oakland injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Houston Astros and the league No. 1-ranked Oakland Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

At the plate, Houston owns the No. 30 ranking for hits at 6.88 per game. By contrast, the Oakland Athletics are rated No. 7 in the same category at 9.17 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 27-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland won its last outing, a 12-5 result against the Astros on April 25. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -171 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (17) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics enjoyed a 12-5 victory at the expense of the Astros on Friday, with Jesse Chavez throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Sunday, April 27th