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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

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

Felix Doubront, with a record of 3-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics, while the Houston Astros trot Mike Fiers to the mound in this one. He is 7-10 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Oakland Athletics before the first pitch in this match found them as 185 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5-4 win for the Astros. 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 77-70 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 63-84 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oakland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 19 (Houston Astros) and the No. 24 (Oakland Athletics) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 13-ranked scoring average of 4.34 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 15 and scoring 4.27 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 8.22 hits per game to date this season, less than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.73 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 17 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 4-2 final on Thursday in support of S Nolin at U.S. Cellular Field.

Houston suffered a 8-2 loss against Texas on Thursday, as L McCullers wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
  • Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Houston, Saturday, September 19th