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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

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

It's a pitching duel between Kendall Graveman for the Oakland Athletics (4-4 on the year) and Dallas Keuchel for Houston Astros (12-3 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Oakland Athletics as 163 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.5-4.1 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

Oakland (62-80) will face the 86-56 Astros in this tilt. 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. 19 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Houston Astros, who rate a No. 10 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 20-rated offensive output, at 8.33 hits per game. The Houston Astros average 9.82 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the list.

Oakland owns the No. 28 defense, allowing 4.56 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 11-4 on Saturday behind a start from Daniel Mengden at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Houston is 5-16 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
  • Houston is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Los Angeles, Tuesday, September 12th
Oakland at Boston, Tuesday, September 12th