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MLB Betting Line Favors the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros

Oakland Athletics


Houston Astros
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

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

The match puts starter Drew Pomeranz for the Oakland Athletics on the hill facing Brad Peacock for the Houston Astros. Pomeranz brings a 5-4 mark to the game, while Peacock is 3-8 to date on the season.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

Houston was a 140 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Athletics to win this game 5.5-3.6. 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

The Houston Astros bring a 56-77 record to the battle against the 77-54 Athletics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oakland injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Houston Astros at No. 9 and the Oakland Athletics at No. 16 heading into this contest.

How Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 18 ranked offense (3.96 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 at 3.55 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 8.06 hits per game, less than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (8.57 hits on average).

Oakland brings the No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 26-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +110 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oakland suffered a 4-2 loss against Houston on Tuesday, as Jason Hammel wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Oakland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing Houston
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Los Angeles, Thursday, August 28th
Houston home to Texas, Thursday, August 28th