Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting, Odds, Lines, Free Picks


Houston Astros
Houston Astros
74-48 (41-19 V)
4:05 pm ET, Saturday, August 18, 2018
Oakland Coliseum, Oakland
Oakland Athletics
Oakland Athletics
73-49 (36-24 H)
AT&T SportsNet Southwest (Houston), NBCS California (Oakland)
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting, Odds, Lines, Free Picks

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds

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969 Houston Astros
-120
970 Oakland Athletics
+100
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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Match Preview and Free Picks

The Oakland Athletics have been charging toward the top of the American League West and could grab a share of the spot when they host the Houston Astros on Saturday for the middle contest of their three-game set. Oakland posted a dramatic 10-inning victory in the series opener to improve to 12-3 in its last 15 contests and climb within one game of first-place Houston.

Pinch-runner Ramon Laureano was ruled safe by video review on Nick Martini's one-out double in the ninth inning to forge a 3-3 tie and Matt Olson led off the 10th with his 23rd home run as the Athletics recorded their major league-leading 11th triumph when trailing after seven frames this season.

Alex Bregman and Martin Maldonado belted solo homers for the Astros, who began their nine-game road trip with their sixth loss in seven overall contests. Bregman's blast was his first in 16 games and gave him at least one hit in nine of his last 10. The 24-year-old is tied with Evan Gattis for the team lead in homers with a career-high 23 and tops the club with 75 RBIs - also a personal best.


Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Starting Pitchers Report

Astros LH Dallas Keuchel (9-9, 3.43 ERA): Keuchel has settled for no-decisions in his last two starts despite giving up just one earned run in each outing. The 30-year-old native of Oklahoma has lost just once since June 5, registering six victories in 12 turns in that span. Keuchel has split a pair of starts against Oakland this season and is 6-5 with one complete game and a 2.78 ERA in 20 career meetings (18 starts).

Athletics RH Trevor Cahill (4-2, 3.39): Cahill is unbeaten since falling in Boston on May 16, recording three victories and six no-decisions in nine outings. The 30-year-old Californian is 3-0 in seven turns at home, where he has posted a 0.99 ERA against a 6.62 mark on the road. Cahill is 1-1 with a 5.82 ERA in four career appearances (three starts) versus Houston, with the loss and a no-decision taking place this season.




Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Houston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Oakland
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing Oakland
Houston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 12 games when playing on the road against Oakland

Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 12 games
Oakland is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games at home
Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 12 games when playing at home against Houston


Next Up

Houston at Oakland Sunday, August 19