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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Preview and Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Houston Astros dueling the Oakland Athletics on Friday at O.co Coliseum.

The Oakland Athletics will rely on to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Mike Fiers will be his counterpart for the Houston Astros. is 0-0 this season, and Mike Fiers is 2-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Oakland Athletics in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 105 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.9-4.6 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

The Oakland Athletics bring a 11-12 record to the battle against the 7-15 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Houston injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros odds would favor the Astros if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Oakland Athletics No. 25 ranked offense (3.52 runs per game) against a Houston Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 25 at 5.18 runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have been averaging 8.04 hits per game, more than the Houston Astros have managed so far this season (7.95 hits on average).

Oakland owns the No. 13 defense, allowing 3.52 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 25-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros grabbed a win last time out, defeating H Iwakuma and the Mariners 7-4 on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Oakland suffered a 7-3 loss against Detroit on Thursday, as C Bassitt wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 14 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games
  • Oakland is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Oakland, Saturday, April 30th