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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Preview and Pick

MLB wagering interest swings to the Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros battle on Friday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

For the Houston Astros, Collin McHugh gets the ball, charged with keeping the Oakland Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Daniel Mengden, 1-4 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Houston sat as -148 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.7-3.4 win for the Astros on Friday. 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 46-40 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 37-49 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oakland injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Houston Astros and the league No. 25-ranked Oakland Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Oakland Athletics rank No. 19 at 8.51 hits per game. That compares with the Houston Astros No. 23 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.47 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 at home, scoring 4.34 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

R Hill fanned 10 Houston batters in the team's last outing, leading the Athletics to a 3-1 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Oakland is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Oakland's last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Saturday, July 9th