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Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Preview

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Sports Betting Preview

Posted by: Mike Davis

The Houston Astros recently got usurped in the AL West. Despite their best MLB sports betting efforts, the Los Angeles Angels ended up overtaking Houston for the lead in the division. So in tonight’s Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics matchup, the Astros will be deadest on getting back to the top of the division. What kind of matchup will Monday’s 4 team parlay odds predict?

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics – Monday, May 7th

Series: Game 1

When: 10:05 pm ET

Where: Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland, California

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

MLB Sports Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Astros -1½ (+115) 8½ (-115) -138
Athletics +1½ (-135) 8½ (-105) +128
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Houston Astros 

The Astros slide into this evening’s matchup sporting a 21-15 record that ranks them 2nd in the AL West. Coming off a year in which they won the World Series, the Astros will be looking to replicate last season’s success. Judging by their current record, it seems that Houston is having a hard time doing so. Testament to that is the fact that the Astros are 1-5 in their last 6 matchups. To help turn things around, Houston will be sending Dallas Keuchel to the mound this evening. Keuchel is 1-5 on the season with a 3.98 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Judging by those disappointing numbers, it does not seem like Houston will be on the winning end of things this evening.

Players to Watch: Jose Altuve (2 HR, 16 RBI, .322 BA), Carlos Correa (5 HR, 25 RBI, .299 BA), and George Springer (7 HR, 21 RBI, .264 BA).

Oakland Athletics 

After an up and down start to the season, Oakland enters this evening’s matchup with an 18-16 record that ranks them 4th in the AL West. Unlike the Astros, Oakland enters this evening’s matchup riding a 3-game winning streak. Notwithstanding that streak, the evening’s MLB sports betting odds think Oakland will come out on the losing ends of things this evening. To help prove the odds makers wrong, the Athletics will be sending Brett Anderson to the mound this evening. Anderson will be making his first start of the year and will be vying to improve on his 2.84 ERA and his 0.95 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Jed Lowrie (8 HR, 31 RBI, .353 BA), Marcus Semien (3 HR, 14 RBI, .264 BA), and Matt Olson (4 HR, 14 RBI, .256 BA).

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games
  • Oakland is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Houston
  • Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics Picks

So which team should top sportsbook betting players favor in tonight’s’ Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics matchup? All in all, this matchup is a bit of a tossup. Oakland will get the home field advantage this evening. However, that likely won’t be enough to topple a team that is significantly better than them. Ultimately, it’s probably better to side with Houston this evening. Sign up now to make this MLB prediction!

Score Prediction: 3-0 Houston. The Astros pick up the road win and cover the spread. The TOTAL will be UNDER this evening.

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