ANALYSIS: The Astros have won seven of their last eight, and two of three from the A’s in this AL West clash. The A’s are up by a half game going into Thursday. The wind is expected to be blowing at 13 mph in Oakland. The Astros have gone Over in their last five games and have lost five of Luis Garcia’s six starts. Houston averages 5.3 runs per game on the road and 6.9 runs over its last seven games. Over is the top play.