The Houston Astros are heading to Oakland Coliseum to battle the Oakland Athletics on May 24, 2024, at 9:40 PM under partly cloudy skies. Justin Verlander will lead the pitching for the Astros with a respectable ERA of 3.971, while Ross Stripling will handle the mound for the Athletics, currently holding an ERA of 5.192. Looking at the 2024 AL West Division standings, the Astros are ranked 12th with a record of 22-28, showing a 0.44 winning percentage. They’ve recently achieved seven wins in their last ten matchups but are currently facing a one-game losing streak. The Athletics lag slightly behind, positioned 13th with a 21-31 record and a 0.40 winning percentage, having won just two of their recent ten games, but are currently on a winning streak. While the odds point toward a tightly contested game, they favor the visiting Astros. The point spread sits at 1.5 in favor of the Astros, with a total over-under of 8.5 runs indicated for the game. The Oakland Athletics have been set with a +145 money line, contrastingly, the Astros carry a more favorable -172. This suggests that betting markets see the Astros as the likely winners in what promises to be an intriguing showdown.