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Oakland Athletics Face the Houston Astros Monday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Oakland Athletics dueling the Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park.

For the Houston Astros, Lance McCullers gets the ball, charged with keeping the Oakland Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Drew Pomeranz, 2-3 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Oakland Athletics before the first pitch in this match found them as -104 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.8-3.5 win for the Astros on Monday. 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 25-13 record to the battle against the 13-26 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. 4 and the Oakland Athletics sitting at No. 26.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 11 ranked offense (4.45 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 23 at 4.69 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 7.61 hits per game, less than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (9.15 hits on average).

Oakland brings the No. 23-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 9-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics were saddled with a loss last time out in Scott Kazmir's start, as they lost 7-3 against Chicago on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

Houston rolled to a 4-2 win against Toronto on Sunday, as Collin McHugh and the Astros' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Oakland's last 22 games
  • Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Tuesday, May 19th