In a battle of American League West teams, the Oakland Athletics will take on the Houston Astros in the third game of a four game MLB odds series at Minute Maid Park. Coming into the series, the Oakland Athletics are in fourth place in the American League West. The Athletics are 36-49 on the season, and 16.5 games behind first place Texas. For the Astros, they have moved to second place in the division. The Astros are 6.5 games behind the Rangers with a 46-39 record. Houston has been red-hot through June and into July.