Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros
Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Thursday when the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros meet at Minute Maid Park.
Trevor Cahill will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Right hander Cahill is 1-2 this season with a 2.77 ERA.
The Astros will counter Cahill with Charlie Morton. Right hander Morton has a 2.83 ERA to go along with a 11-2 record this season.
Oddsmakers opened the Astros as -225-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game's total opened at 8.5.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 8-3 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at 193 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Oakland, they were a 8-3 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at 193 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team record: 52-41 SU
Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Team record: 62-33 SU
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Oakland at San Francisco Friday, July 13
Houston home to Detroit Friday, July 13