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(79-71) Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics (66-84)
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California.
Projected Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Sean Manaea
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -122 / Athletics +112
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5 +125 / Athletics +1.5 -145
MLB Betting Total: 8 runs
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The Astros have won 4 of their last 5 games, including beating the A’s in the first game of this series, and they need to keep hot to make the post-season. They are out of the AL West race, but only 3 games out of the AL Wild Card.
Oakland had won 6 of their 7 games before falling to the Astros in the first game of this division series.
The Astros are riding a 5-game winning streak facing the A’s.
The Astros rank tied for 13th in runs scored and 10th in team ERA.
Joe Musgrove (3-4 4.71 ERA) gets the call for the Astros tonight and in his last start he gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings in an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers. Houston had lost his previous 2 starts.
In Musgrove’s last 3 starts he has lasted 16 innings and has given up 10 earned runs.
In the end of last month Musgrove faced the A’s and had a strong start in Houston going 5 innings and not giving up any earned runs in a 6-0 Astros win.
Houston has won their last 4 games facing a team that has a losing record.
This season the Astros are 38-38 on the road.
The A’s have struggled at the plate and on the mound this season ranking 26th in runs scored and 25th in team ERA.
Sean Manaea (6-9 4.23 ERA) is on the mound for the A’s tonight and in his last start he only gave up 3 hits and did not give up any earned runs in 5 innings in a 8-0 win over the Kansas City Royals. The A’s have won 2 of his last 3 starts.
Manaea opposed Musgrove in the most recent outing against the Astros and went 3 innings and did not give up any earned runs and had to leave the game with a minor injury.
Manaea has been pitching well as of late, as in his last 3 starts he has only given up 1 earned run and none in his last 2.
The A’s are 6-1 in Manaea’s last 7 home starts.
The A’s are 33-43 at home this season and they have dropped their last 4 home games.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- Astros are 23-6 in their last 29 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros have an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
- Athletics are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
- Athletics are 2-5 in their last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Athletics have an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 games.
Free Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
I think Manaea will have a solid home start tonight and the A’s will take the 2nd game of this series snapping their losing streak against the Astros.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Oakland and Under the Number
Yesterday’s game went Under, as has the last 6 meetings between these teams, which is a trend that will continue tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 4 – Houston 3
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