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Houston Astros Favored by -220 Against Oakland Athletics on Sunday

The Houston Astros battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Sunday in MLB betting odds action at Minute Maid Park.

For the Houston Astros, Collin McHugh gets the ball, charged with keeping the Oakland Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Aaron Brooks, 2-3 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Houston Astros as -220 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.3-4.4 result in favor of 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 78-71 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 64-85 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oakland injuries news.

The Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics odds would favor the Astros if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Oakland Athletics rank No. 9 at 8.74 hits per game. That compares with the Houston Astros No. 29 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the No. 26-rated road mark, allowing 4.78 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 10-6 on Saturday behind a start from S Kazmir at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
  • Oakland is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games on the road
  • Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland home to Texas, Tuesday, September 22nd
Houston home to Los Angeles, Monday, September 21st