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Houston Astros Host Oakland Athletics in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Houston and Oakland on Saturday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Lance McCullers gets the call for the Houston Astros and he will try to build on a 4-2 mark. In the other dugout, Kendall Graveman brings a 4-6 ledger to the game for the Oakland Athletics as he tries to quiet the Astros bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oakland Athletics were listed as 171 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 4.3-3.4. 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 bring a 47-40 record to the battle against the 37-50 Athletics. 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. 2 and the Oakland Athletics sitting at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 15 ranked offense (4.56 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 24 at 4.95 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 8.34 hits per game, less than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (8.57 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the No. 29-rated road mark, allowing 5.57 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics endured a 10-9 loss at the hands of the Astros on Friday, with Daniel Mengden throwing 4.2 innings of 6-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Oakland is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oakland's last 16 games
  • Oakland is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Houston's last 25 games
  • Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Sunday, July 10th