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(7-15) Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics (11-12)
Date: Friday, April 29, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Sean Manaea
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros +100 / A’s -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros +1.5 -200 / A’s -1.5 +180
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The Astros are coming off a win, but the defending AL West champs are still in the basement of the division 5 games back of the Texas Rangers.
Oakland has lost 5 of their last 6 games and 2 in a row and they sit in 4th place in the division, but are only 1.5 games out of first place.
The A’s have won 5 of their last 6 home games against the Astros.
In their last games the Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 7-4, which snapped their 3-game skid, and the A’s lost to the Detroit Tigers 7-3.
The Astros have the 2nd worst record in the Majors and the main reason has been their pitching, which ranks 26th in team ERA. Their offense has been decent ranking 15th in runs scored.
Houston’s lineup leads the Majors in strikeouts.
Mike Fiers (2-1, 5.73 ERA) goes for the Astros tonight and in his last start he gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings in an 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox. After losing their first 2 games of the season with Fiers on the hill the Astros have won his last 2 outings.
In 3 starts facing the A’s last season Fiers gave up 4 HR.
Houston is only 2-5 in Fiers’ last 7 starts.
The Astros are only 3-9 on the road this season.
The A’s offense has been pretty solid on the season ranking 11th in runs scored, but only 21st in team ERA.
In losing 5 of their last 6 games the Oakland starting pitchers have an ERA of 6.61.
Sean Manaea goes for the A’s tonight and he will be making his Major League debut. In AAA this season he was 2-0 with an ERA of 1.50.
In their last 6 games the A’s are only averaging 3.5 runs per game.
This season the A’s are 3-7 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 2-7 in their last 9 overall.
- Astros are 17-39 in their last 56 road games.
- Astros have an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
- A’s are 8-20 in their last 28 home games.
- A’s are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
- A’s have an Over record of 6-1-1 in their last 8 games.
Free Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Both teams have been struggling as of late and the A’s will get the W tonight, as Manaea will have a strong debut.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
In the last 10 games between these teams in Oakland the total has gone Over 7 times and that trend will continue.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 6 – Houston 4
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