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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Betting Preview

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April 15, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Odds


The Oakland Athletics look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Astros arrive at O.co Coliseum on Monday.

The Athletics will turn to Tom Milone and his 2-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Erik Bedard (0-0) to the hill.

View Houston vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Athletics in this matchup found them as -176 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Athletics, most recently No. 4 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Astros, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.7 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 11 in the American League at 5 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, more than Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Houston lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Angels on April 14. Bettors who backed the Angels at -215 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Houston suffered a 4-1 loss against Los Angeles on Sunday, as Philip Humber wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Angel Stadium.

In their last action, Oakland was a 10-1 loser at home against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-1 to Detroit on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Oakland are 1-8
After playing LA Angels are 3-5
After a loss are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 8-1
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Astros at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
Houston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oakland's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Oakland, Tuesday, April 16