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(25-29) Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros (25-30)
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Colin Mchugh
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The Astros and Athletics both are neck and neck in the middle of the AL West as they continue to try and gain some ground.
Oakland sits in 3rd place, 6.5 back, while the Astros are right there at 7.0 back.
Oakland wasn’t expected to be in contention this season, but they’re kind of just hanging around in the AL West.
The Athletics sit just 4 games under .500, but have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games.
Pitching has been the biggest issue for the Athletics this season. As a team, they allow 4.81 overall, but that number goes up significantly on the road.
Oakland sits with a road record of 12-13 and concedes 5.96 runs per game.
The Athletics will send out Rich Hill here. When it looked like his career was going downhill, Hill completely turned things around and is now a potential All Star. Hill is 8-3 on the season with a 2.25 ERA. He’s on his last 5 outings and hasn’t allowed more than 3 runs in any outing.
Houston started the season off one of the worst in the American League, but are starting to slowing gain their swagger back.
They’ve weathered that bad storm and to get 7.0 games back should be considered a victory right now. Houston has rattled off 5 straight wins heading into this series as they are doing what they did last year.
Timely hitting and consistent starting pitching has been the biggest part of this team’s success.
They’ll send out Colin McHugh here. He’s vastly improved, winning 4 of his last 5 decisions. He was such a big part of this team last year, his improvement is certainly a big part of this team’s turnaround.
He went the distance last time he took the hill against the Diamondbacks, allowing 3 runs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Athletics are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Athletics are 3-8 in their last 11 road games.
- Astros are 6-13 in their last 19 vs. American League West.
- Astros are 5-11 in their last 16 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Rich Hill has been one of the biggest surprises this season.
Given his success, look for him to turn in another solid outing here against the Astros in Game 2.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Athletics ML
Rich Hill keeps the Astros hitters off balanced all afternoon, as he turns in another quality outing.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 6 – Houston 2
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