Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros
The division rival Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at Minute Maid Park.
The Athletics will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Homer Bailey in this game. Bailey has a 12-8 record and a 4.87 ERA this season.
The Astros will counter Bailey with Justin Verlander. Right hander Verlander has a 2.57 ERA to go along with a 18-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers opened the Astros as -265-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game's total opened at 9.
The Astros were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at 139 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Oakland won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Astros on September 11. Bettors who backed the Athletics at 139 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Team record: 86-60 SU
Oakland is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Team record: 95-52 SU
Houston is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games at home
Oakland at Texas Friday, September 13
Houston at Kansas City Friday, September 13