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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Oakland Athletics invade Minute Maid Park on Friday.

For the Houston Astros, Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, charged with keeping the Oakland Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Sean Manaea, 8-7 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Houston Astros in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -217 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 0.2- result in favor of the Astros. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

74-47 Houston battles the Athletics, currently with a 53-68 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oakland injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 22 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Oakland Athletics sit at No. 23 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.71 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 22 and scoring 4.44 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 10.07 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.11 per nine innings).

Houston owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 5.71 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 29-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland suffered a 7-6 loss against Kansas City on Wednesday, as Paul Blackburn wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Houston didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by P Corbin in a losing cause, 4-0, against Arizona on Thursday.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Houston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Saturday, August 19th

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