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Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros Betting Lines and Pick

The Oakland Athletics will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Astros in Houston at Minute Maid Park on Saturday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Houston hands the ball to starter Collin McHugh in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-2 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Kendall Graveman, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Oakland Athletics listed as underdogs of 197 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.0-3.4 victory 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

The Houston Astros bring a 75-47 record to the battle against the 53-69 Athletics. 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. 22-ranked Houston Astros and the No. 23-rated Oakland Athletics in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.69 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 22 and scoring 4.41 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 10.05 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.08 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Astros on Friday, with Sean Manaea throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 5-17 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
  • Houston is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Sunday, August 20th