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Houston Astros take on the Oakland Athletics with Odds and Betting Pick

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at O.co Coliseum on Sunday as the host Oakland Athletics battle the Houston Astros in baseball betting odds action.

For the Oakland Athletics, Rich Hill gets the ball, charged with keeping the Houston Astros hitters off the base paths. He'll face Doug Fister, 1-3 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Oakland sat as -125 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.0-3.4 victory for 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

13-12 Oakland battles the Astros, currently with a 7-17 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Houston injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics sit at No. 25 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Houston Astros sit at No. 24 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 23-rated offense, averaging 3.6 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 24 at 5.12 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 8.04 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (7.75 hits per game).

Defensively, Houston features the No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.93 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 at home, scoring 2.92 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Oakland staff and losing 2-0 to the Athletics on Saturday at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston's last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games
  • Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Oakland is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Minnesota, Monday, May 2nd
Oakland home to Seattle, Monday, May 2nd