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Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics Betting Odds and Pick

The Houston Astros pay a visit to Oakland on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball betting action at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Oakland hands the ball to starter Jharel Cotton in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-1 mark on the year. Houston counters with Charlie Morton, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Oakland Athletics in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -108 at BetOnline for Sunday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.7-3.5 victory for 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

Oakland (5-7) will face the 8-4 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Houston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Oakland Athletics and the league No. 26-ranked Houston Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 21-ranked scoring average of 3.83 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 12 and scoring 4.58 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 7.83 hits per game to date this season, less than the Astros hitters have managed (9.25 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Los Angeles, Monday, April 17th
Oakland home to Texas, Monday, April 17th