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Houston Sends Scott Feldman vs Jeff Samardzija in Oakland Athletics vs Astros Game

Oakland Athletics


Houston Astros
Monday, August 25, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Oakland Athletics arrive at Minute Maid Park on Monday.

It's a pitching duel between Scott Feldman for the Houston Astros (7-9 on the year) and Jeff Samardzija for Oakland Athletics (5-10 so far).

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Houston Astros as 155 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.5-3.6 victory for the Athletics. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (55-76) will face the 76-53 Athletics in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oakland injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 9 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Oakland Athletics sit at No. 16 on the same chart.

How Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has baseball's No. 17-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Oakland Athletics average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 18 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.76 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics were a 9-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +112 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. The Athletics endured a 9-4 loss at the hands of the Angels on Sunday, with Scott Kazmir throwing 3 innings of 10-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -142 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 3-1 on Sunday behind a start from Trevor Bauer at Progressive Field.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Oakland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Houston is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Oakland

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Oakland at Houston, Tuesday, August 26th