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Oakland Athletics Home to the Houston Astros in MLB Betting Odds Action

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Oakland Athletics
Saturday, April 19, 2014 4:05 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

The Oakland Athletics battle the visiting Houston Astros on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at O.co Coliseum.

The Oakland Athletics will turn to Scott Kazmir and his 2-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Houston Astros send Brett Oberholtzer (0-3) to the hill.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Oakland Athletics as -200 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.7-1.8 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.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

11-5 Oakland battles the Astros, currently with a 5-12 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Houston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Oakland Athletics and the No. 30-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

How Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.62 hits per game. The Houston Astros average 6.29 hits per game, good for No. 30 on the list.

Houston brings the No. 26-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 3-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Houston was a 11-3 loser on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Oakland at -225 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-3 to Oakland on Friday at O.co Coliseum.

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Oakland, Sunday, April 20th