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

The visiting Houston Astros hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum against the Oakland Athletics.

Houston puts its faith in starter Collin McHugh to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-2. Getting the ball for the Oakland Athletics is Jharel Cotton, who owns a 7-10 record on the season with a 5.61 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oakland was a 147 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.5.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 4.3-4.0. 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

The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 59-80 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 86-53 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 19 (Oakland Athletics) and the No. 10 (Houston Astros) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Oakland Athletics and its No. 22-rated batting order, averaging 4.43 runs per nine innings, against the No. 1 line up of the Houston Astros at 5.56 runs per outing.

Defensively, Houston features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.49 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.97 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mariners, a 5-3 final on Wednesday in support of L McCullers at Safeco Field.

Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 3-1 final on Wednesday in support of Sean Manaea at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Oakland, Saturday, September 9th