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Houston Sends Brett Oberholtzer vs Jesse Chavez in Oakland Athletics vs Astros Game

Oakland Athletics

vs

Houston Astros
Monday, July 28, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Oakland Athletics arrive at Minute Maid Park on Monday.

Houston sends Brett Oberholtzer out against Jesse Chavez for the Oakland Athletics in this game. Oberholtzer is 2-7 with a 4.32 ERA on the season, while Chavez is 8-6 on the year and has a 3.14 ERA.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Houston sat as 176 underdogs earlier in the day at BetDSI. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.9-3.3 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

Houston (42-63) will face the 65-39 Athletics in this tilt. 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. 29-rated Houston Astros and the league No. 2-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

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 27-ranked scoring average of 3.81 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.04 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 8.02 hits per game to date this season, less than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.85 per nine innings).

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.53 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 at home, scoring 3.54 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Oakland was a 9-3 winner on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Oakland at -215 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics enjoyed a 9-3 victory at the expense of the Rangers on Sunday, with Scott Kazmir throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Globe Life Park.

The Astros were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at +112 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Astros endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Marlins on Sunday, with Collin McHugh throwing 6 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
Houston is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Tuesday, July 29th