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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The visiting Houston Astros hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to pick up a win at O.co Coliseum against the Oakland Athletics.

For the Oakland Athletics, Aaron Brooks gets the ball, charged with keeping the Houston Astros hitters off the base paths. He'll face Collin McHugh, 15-7 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oakland Athletics were listed as 137 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.8-3.3 win for the Astros on Wednesday. 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

60-79 Oakland battles the Astros, currently with a 75-64 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Houston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Oakland Athletics and the league No. 4-ranked Houston Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 17-rated offense, averaging 4.19 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 3 at 3.64 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 8.75 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.17 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by S Gray in a losing cause, 4-0, against Oakland on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Houston's last 25 games on the road
  • Oakland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 16 games
  • Oakland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Los Angeles, Friday, September 11th
Oakland at Texas, Friday, September 11th