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Joe Musgrove Astros at Home vs Oakland Athletics in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The visiting Oakland Athletics hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to pick up a win at Minute Maid Park against the Houston Astros.

For the Houston Astros, Joe Musgrove gets the ball, charged with keeping the Oakland Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Sean Manaea, 5-8 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Oakland Athletics listed as underdogs of 140 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-2.3 win 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (68-62) will face the 57-73 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. 14 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Oakland Athletics sit at No. 11 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 14 ranked offense (4.56 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.68 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 8.48 hits per game, more than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (8.46 hits on average).

Houston owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 4.56 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating J Garcia and the Cardinals 7-4 on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

Houston batters were mowed down by C Archer in their last start, falling 10-4 against Tampa Bay while striking out 10 times on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 12 games
  • Oakland is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Houston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Tuesday, August 30th

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