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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Oakland Athletics will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Houston Astros pay a visit to O.co Coliseum.

Aaron Brooks gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 1-0 mark. In the other dugout, Scott Feldman brings a 13-5 ledger to the game for the Houston Astros as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oakland Athletics were listed as 128 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 4.6-3.3. 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 sport a record of 48-61 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 60-49 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Houston injuries news.

This game puts the Oakland Athletics, most recently No. 26 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Houston Astros, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 16-rated offense, averaging 4.12 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 6 at 3.73 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 8.57 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.19 hits per game).

Houston brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 10-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Texas on Wednesday at Globe Life Park.

The Athletics got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Baltimore on Wednesday; it was a 7-3 final at O.co Coliseum in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games at home
  • Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Oakland, Friday, August 7th