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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Preview and Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Oakland Athletics dueling the Houston Astros on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Houston hands the ball to starter Dallas Keuchel in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-0 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Jesse Hahn, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as -190 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.1-2.0 win for the Astros. 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

Houston (15-9) will face the 11-13 Athletics in this tilt. 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

The game also pits Houston Astros No. 15-rated offense, averaging 4.38 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics defense that ranks No. 22 at 4.58 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 9.21 hits per game so far, more than Oakland Athletics batters have averaged on the year (7.54 hits per game).

Oakland brings the No. 22-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 4-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • Houston is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Minnesota, Tuesday, May 2nd
Houston home to Texas, Monday, May 1st