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Jeff Samardzija Athletics at Home vs Houston Astros in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Houston Astros


Oakland Athletics
Friday, September 05, 2014 10:05 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

The Houston Astros pay a visit to Oakland on Friday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball betting action at O.co Coliseum.

The Oakland Athletics will turn to Jeff Samardzija and his 6-11 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Houston Astros send Brett Oberholtzer (4-10) to the hill.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Oakland Athletics in this matchup found them as -215 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.3-3.6 win for the Athletics on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.3-3.6 result in favor of the Athletics 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Oakland (79-60) will face the 61-79 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. 25 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Houston Astros, who rate a No. 15 in the latest survey.

How Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Houston Astros rank No. 27 at 8.12 hits per game. That compares with the Oakland Athletics No. 22 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Houston features the No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.62 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 4.88 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +122 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 4-1 final on Wednesday in support of Collin McHugh at Minute Maid Park.

In their last action, Oakland was a 2-1 loser at home against the Mariners. Bettors on Seattle at +112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics were saddled with a loss last time out in Jon Lester's start, as they lost 2-1 against Seattle on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 14 games
Houston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
Oakland is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing Houston

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Houston at Oakland, Saturday, September 6th