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Moneyline Favors Houston Astros in MLB Battle with Oakland Athletics

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Saturday as the host Oakland Athletics battle the Houston Astros in baseball betting odds action.

Lance McCullers Jr., with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Houston Astros, while the Oakland Athletics trot Sean Manaea to the mound in this one. He is 0-1 so far in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Oakland Athletics in this matchup found them as 123 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.0-3.4 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.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

5-6 Oakland battles the Astros, currently with a 7-4 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Houston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Oakland Athletics rated this week at No. 21 and the Houston Astros sitting at No. 26.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 24-rated offensive output, at 7.64 hits per game. The Houston Astros average 9.36 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the list.

Houston brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 15-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oakland is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Oakland's last 25 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Oakland is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Oakland, Sunday, April 16th