Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Betting Odds
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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Match Preview and Free Picks
The race for the American League West crown takes on a head-to-head form this week, with the Houston Astros hosting the Oakland Athletics on Monday for the opener of their three-game series. The Astros own a 1 1/2-game division lead over the Athletics heading into the set and come in hot with a five-game winning streak.
Houston (80-50) moved 30 games over .500 by sweeping the Los Angeles Angels over the weekend to cap a nine-game road trip and will play its next 10 contests at home as it tries to create some separation in the West. The Astros are thriving behind the healthy return of reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve, who is 7-for-20 with a homer, three RBIs and four runs scored in five games since missing nearly four weeks while on the disabled list for the first time in his career.
The Athletics did not have to deal with Altuve while winning two of three against Houston from Aug. 17-19 and got their road trip started over the weekend by taking three of four at Minnesota. Oakland will try to chip a game off its deficit in the AL West behind Brett Anderson on Monday while the Astros counter with All-Star Gerrit Cole.
Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Starting Pitchers Report
Athletics LH Brett Anderson (3-3, 3.47 ERA): Anderson is thriving this month, allowing a total of two runs over 26 2/3 innings in four starts. The lone win in that span came on Tuesday, when the 30-year-old Texan yielded one hit and a walk while striking out six in seven scoreless innings against his home-state Rangers. Anderson suffered through his worst start of the season at home against Houston on May 7 as he was ripped for nine runs - seven earned - and 10 hits in three innings of a loss.
Astros RH Gerrit Cole (11-5, 2.73): Cole (226) is looking to take over the AL strikeout lead from teammate Justin Verlander (229) as he needs four against the Athletics, which would represent his lowest total of the season. The 27-year-old Californian struck out 12 over six innings in a victory over Colorado on Aug. 15 and fanned seven over five frames in a no-decision at Seattle last Monday. Cole registered 11 strikeouts in six scoreless innings against Oakland on July 9 but did not factor in the decision.
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Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends
|Oakland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games|
|Oakland is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games|
|Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road|
|Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road|
|Oakland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Houston|
|Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston|
|Oakland is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Houston|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing Houston|
|Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston|
Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends
|Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games|
|Houston is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games at home|
|Houston is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home|
|Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Oakland|
|Houston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Oakland|
|Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing Oakland|
|Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland|
Oakland at Houston Tuesday, August 28