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Astros face Oakland Athletics: MLB odds preview and stats

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April 16, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Odds


The Oakland Athletics host Houston on Tuesday, looking to build on their 10-4 mark against the 4-9 Astros in MLB betting action at O.co Coliseum.

The match puts starter Brad Peacock for the Astros on the hill facing AJ Griffin for the Athletics. Peacock brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Griffin is 2-0 to date on the season.

View Houston vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-205 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Athletics rated this week at No. 4 and the Astros sitting at No. 10.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 6.1 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 9.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

The Astros were a 11-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -194 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 11-2 on Monday behind a start from Tom Milone at O.co Coliseum.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 1-9
After playing Oakland are 2-7
After a loss are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 9-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Astros at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Oakland, Wednesday, April 17