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A's Spoil the Astros' Runline Streak

Failing to win for the first time in six games, the Astros runline streak came to an end somewhat surprisingly last night but with another lop-sided pitching matchup pointing in their favor this afternoon, the chances are good that Houston gets the train back on the tracks in the first game of their doubleheader with the Athletics.

  • The Astros are 6-1 SU and on the runline in their last 7 games.
  • The Athletics are 2-10 SU in their last 10 games.
  • The Athletics are 0-3 SU in the last 3 games that were started by Daniel Gossett.

Charlie Morton (11-6, 3.87 ERA) and Daniel Gossett (3-8, 5.32 ERA) will start for their respective teams and it’s hard to not give the edge to the Astros here. Morton has been one of the sturdiest back end rotation guys in the majors this season and will give the ‘Stros a chance to win today as long as he continues to get the run support he’s been the recipient of lately.

The A’s man has not nearly been as fortunate, backed by just three runs of support in his last two starts. Gossett is yet to win a game at home or against the Astros this season and batters have combined to hit .323 off him at the Coliseum.

This one’s fairly cut-and-dry. Astros are favored to win and they absolutely should. Don’t be afraid to back them on the runline in this spot.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oakland was a 164 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.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.8-2.9 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

60-80 Oakland battles the Astros, currently with a 86-54 mark. 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

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 21-ranked scoring average of 4.46 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.58 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.27 hits per game to date this season, less than the Astros hitters have managed (9.88 per nine innings).

Defensively, Houston features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.56 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 5.03 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston suffered a 9-8 loss against Oakland on Friday, as C McHugh wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oakland is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Oakland, Saturday, September 9th