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Oakland Athletics take on Astros in baseball test

Oakland AthleticsHouston Astros
July 24, 2:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Odds

58-42TEAM RECORD34-65

The Houston Astros host Oakland on Wednesday, looking to build on their 34-65 mark against the 58-42 Athletics in MLB betting action at Minute Maid Park.

Oakland puts its faith in starter AJ Griffin to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-7. Getting the ball for the Astros is Bud Norris, who owns a 6-9 record on the season with a 3.91 ERA.

View Oakland vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Oakland before the first pitch in this match found them as 154-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 15-ranked Astros and the American League No. 6-rated Athletics in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the American League's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 7.8 hits per game. The Athletics average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oakland was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Houston on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 8-2
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-2
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

A few Athletics at Astros trends to consider:
Oakland is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 11 games
Oakland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 11 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston's last 15 games when playing Oakland
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 at home

Next up:
Oakland home to LA Angels, Thursday, July 25
Houston at Toronto, Thursday, July 25