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Oakland Athletics visit Houston Astros in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Oakland Athletics invade Minute Maid Park on Sunday.

Jharel Cotton gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Oakland Athletics on Sunday; he's 5-10 on the season. The Houston Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Brad Peacock, who will be looking to improve on his 10-1 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oakland Athletics were listed as 183 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 5.5-3.1. 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 sport a record of 76-47 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 53-70 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oakland injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Astros rated this week at No. 22 and the Oakland Athletics sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 1 ranked offense (5.67 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 28 at 5.24 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 10.03 hits per game, more than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (8.07 hits on average).

Oakland brings the No. 28-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 9-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by C McHugh in a losing cause, 3-0, against Houston on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oakland is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 12 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 6-17 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Baltimore, Monday, August 21st
Houston home to Washington, Tuesday, August 22nd