Free MLB Pick: Astros vs Athletics Odds
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2019 MLB Season
(78-42) Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics (67-52)
Date: Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Time: 10:07 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland California
Projected Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Mike Fiers
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -115 | A’s +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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The Astros have put themselves in a great position to win the AL West currently being 10.5 games ahead of the Athletics. They have also been on a streak as of late winning 8 of their last 10 games and maintaining a comfortable lead. Houston can, mostly, thank their great performances to their home record where they are 43-15 which is third best in the league.
Houston will likely be feeling great going into this year’s postseason as they have one of the best offenses in the entire league as well as what is very likely to be the best starting rotation in franchise history. The Astros will look to improve their road record (35-27) as they travel to Oakland for an in-division series against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics will be looking to further close the gap between themselves and the leaders in the AL Wild Card race as they welcome in the Houston Astros Thursday. The Athletics will need to pick things up as their main competition for that Wild Card spot is the Tampa Bay Rays, who have now rattled off 5 in a row. There is no pitching information for this game, but we can look at the overall statistics for the info here.
The Athletics pitching has been stellar overall this year, ranking 7th in ERA, 5th in Whip and 4th in quality starts. If the Athletics are going to make the postseason, they will likely need to find some better form with the bats. The batting unit is good for 10th in runs per game, 22nd in average (.245), 15th OPS and 11th in home runs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 41-12 in their last 53 vs. American League West.
- Astros are 7-3 in their last 10 road games.
- Athletics are 2-5 in their last 7 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- Astros are 21-7 in the last 28 meetings in Oakland.
Free Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
The Astros have not been quite themselves away from Tropicana this year, but they do have a great in-division record and a great record in Oakland. They also have a far better batting unit than the A’s and don’t think there should be too many problems here for the Astros to take care of business.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Astros RL
No line is up yet, but I expect the Astros to be decent sized favorites and think they will win this one handily so I don’t mind taking the runline and likely getting a + number.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Astros 9 – Athletics 2
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