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Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros Betting Lines and Pick

Oakland Athletics

vs

Houston Astros
Sunday, April 27, 2014 2:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Oakland Athletics dueling the Houston Astros on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Oakland puts its faith in starter Tom Milone to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-1. Getting the ball for the Houston Astros is Collin McHugh, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 0.00 ERA.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Oakland Athletics listed as favorites of -145 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6-2.2 win for the Athletics. A 6-2.2 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 8-17 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 15-9 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oakland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Houston Astros) and the No. 1 (Oakland Athletics) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

At the plate, Houston owns the No. 30 ranking for hits at 6.92 per game. By contrast, the Oakland Athletics are rated No. 7 in the same category at 9.25 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

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 7-6 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +125 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 7-6 on Saturday behind a start from Dallas Keuchel at Minute Maid Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Monday, April 28th
Houston home to Washington, Tuesday, April 29th

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