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MLB Odds with Pick - Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Oakland and Houston on Thursday, with the host Athletics trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Oakland hands the ball to starter Jesse Hahn in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-4 mark on the year. Houston counters with David Paulino, 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 underdogs of 110 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 10 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.0-1.9 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 (31-41) will face the 49-24 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Houston injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Oakland Athletics at No. 26 and the Houston Astros at No. 2 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 26-rated offense, averaging 4.22 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 2 at 3.82 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 8.01 hits per game so far, less than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (9.63 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 29-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston rolled to a 5-1 win against Oakland on Wednesday, as M Fiers and the Astros' bats led the team to victory at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 14-3 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
  • Oakland is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Houston
  • Oakland is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Seattle, Friday, June 23rd
Oakland at Chicago, Friday, June 23rd