Astros vs. Athletics Prediction and Odds for Monday, July 25 (There's No Reason to Bet on Oakland)

The Athletics are in last place in the American League.
The Athletics are in last place in the American League. / Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros pumped the brakes on the Seattle Mariners hype train this weekend, sweeping the team that entered the All-Star break on a 14-game winning streak.

Now, they're set to take on another divisional opponent in the Oakland Athletics, and a second-straight sweep is a strong possibility.

Oakland is in last place in the American League with a 35-63 record, and will need to bring its A-game if it wants to compete with Houston in this three-game set.

Let's take a look at the odds via WynnBET Sportsbook for tonight's series opener.

Astros vs. Athletics Odds, Run Line, and Total

Run line:

  • Astros -1.5 (-130)
  • Athletics +1.5 (+110)


  • Astros -215
  • Athletics +195


8 (Over -110/Under -110)

Astros vs. Athletics Prediction and Pick

There's really not much more that can be said about the Athletics. They rank dead last in batting average (.213) and OPS (.611), and now they're trotting out Adam Oller, who has an ERA of 8.56, to start against one of the best teams in the American League.

Oller faced the Astros in his last start, and he gave up six hits and three earned runs in only 4.1 innings. A repeat performance tonight should give Houston a fairly easy win, especially if they get strong production from starter Jake Odorizzi (3.56 ERA).

Crazier things have happened, but if you're going to bet an underdog, you at least need some sort of justification, and I don't see any in this game.

Astros win big.

Pick: Astros -1.5 (-130)

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.