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2018 MLB Season
(42-25) Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics (34-32)
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Alameda Coliseum
Projected Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Paul Blackburn
MLB Moneyline Odds: Houston -190 | Athletics +165
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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The Houston Astros needed a strong start to their series against the Oakland Athletics to put them away farther in the division and they did just that. Houston scored over six runs in the first game as they took control of the game early.
On the mound for the Astros will be Gerrit Cole who held the Rangers to one run on three hits with eight strikeouts over six innings on Thursday. He has 124 strikeouts on the year, the most by an Astros pitcher prior to the All-Star break since Darryl Kile had 128 in 1996.
Coming into this game, the Oakland Athletics won three of their four games as they came into an important series against the Houston Astros. The Athletics have been great at home thus far, but managed to fell apart early in Game 1.
On the mound for the Athletics is Paul Blackburn who won his season debut against KC on Thursday, yielding one run on three hits in six innings and needing just 67 pitches. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out three. Blackburn missed the first two months of the season with a forearm strain.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 4-0 in Coles last 4 starts vs. American League West.
- Astros are 4-0 in Coles last 4 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 5-0 in Coles last 5 starts with 5 days of rest.
- Athletics are 1-8 in their last 9 vs. American League West.
- Athletics are 0-5 in their last 5 Wednesday games.
Free Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Cole has been on fire as of late as they head back into Oakland.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Houston Astros -1.5
Another high scoring win for Houston as the bats come alive.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 7 – Oakland 2
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