Astros vs. Athletics odds, tips and betting trends

At Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Friday, the Oakland Athletics (eight straight defeats) face the Houston Astros (two losses in a row) at 9:40 PM ET.

The Athletics play as a big home underdog (+219) against the Astros (-269). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Houston Astros looking to Hunter Brown (4-1), and James Kaprielian (0-4) answering the bell for the Oakland Athletics.

The Astros lost their most recent game against the Brewers by a 4-0 score Friday. Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a double to lead them offensively. Brandon Bielak picked up the loss after throwing 6 2/3 innings, giving up four earned runs on five hits while striking out three.

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