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Houston Astros visit Oakland Athletics in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Oakland Athletics host Houston on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 48-62 mark against the 61-49 Astros in MLB betting odds action at O.co Coliseum.

Dallas Keuchel gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Houston Astros on Friday; he's 13-5 on the season. The Oakland Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Sonny Gray, who will be looking to improve on his 11-4 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Houston Astros were 110 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 6.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.6-3.4 win for the Astros on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.6-3.4 result in favor of the Astros today. 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

48-62 Oakland battles the Astros, currently with a 61-49 mark. 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. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Oakland Athletics and its No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 4.12 runs per nine innings, against the No. 4 line up of the Houston Astros at 4.48 runs per outing.

Houston brings the No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 10-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Oakland 5-4 in extra innings at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 13 games on the road
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Oakland
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 12 games
  • Oakland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Oakland, Saturday, August 8th