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Moneyline Favors Houston Astros in MLB Battle with Oakland Athletics

MLB wagering interest swings to the Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros battle on Friday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The Houston Astros will rely on Charlie Morton to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jharel Cotton will be his counterpart for the Oakland Athletics. Charlie Morton is 1-2 this season, and Jharel Cotton is 2-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Oakland Athletics were 141 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 5.3-2.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

14-8 Houston battles the Athletics, currently with a 10-12 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oakland injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Houston Astros and the No. 24-rated Oakland Athletics in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Houston owns the No. 4 ranking for hits at 9.09 per game. By contrast, the Oakland Athletics are rated No. 26 in the same category at 7.55 per game.

Oakland brings the No. 20-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 5-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Saturday, April 29th