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2019 MLB Season
(78-43) Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics (68-52)
Date: Friday, August 16th, 2019
Time: 10:07 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland California
Projected Pitchers: Verlander (HOU), Roark (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -190 | A’s +178
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MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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The Astros were +57 in their 10 games prior to Tuesday’s 3–1 loss to the White Sox, which was the nightcap of a doubleheader.
They lost again in the finale on Wednesday, 13–9. Wade Miley got knocked around but his defense didn’t help him out either. Two errors led to four unearned runs.
The good news was that Alex Bregman returned from a sore shoulder that had kept him out for a few days and went 2-for-5 with three RBIs.
Now it’s a matter of getting Carlos Correa going, if he’s ever going to get going again. He looked like the most coveted franchise player in the game after the 2017 World Series but he just hasn’t been the same since back injuries plagued him from the middle of last season.
Look, he’s still elite with an OPS+ in the 140s. He hit sixth on Wednesday and walked three times but he has just 17 home runs. Expectations were higher.
Madison Bumgarner shut Oakland down on Tuesday night in San Francisco but the A’s got the bats going on Wednesday night and earned a split before returning home.
Homer Bailey continued his pattern of good start after bad start with seven innings of two-hit ball. He went 2-for-3 at the dish, too, and drove in a run.
Robbie Grossman, Matt Chapman, and Matt Olson all drove in two runs apiece for Oakland.
The Astros have owned the A’s this season, 9–2 so far. The A’s host four this weekend with four more in Houston scheduled for the second week of September.
The Rays lost on Wednesday, which means the A’s are back within 2.5 in the Wild Card. They have to change the tune against Houston this season, though. It isn’t too late.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 11-3-2 in HOU last 16 Fri. games.
- HOU are 44-19 in their last 63 Fri. games.
- HOU are 60-29 in their last 89 overall.
- Under is 23-7-1 in OAK last 31 Fri. games.
- OAK are 19-7 in their last 26 home games.
- Head to Head: HOU are 21-7 in the last 28 meetings in Oakland.
- Head to Head: HOU are 40-16 in the last 56 meetings.
Free Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction: A’s.
The Astros have been world-beaters but they also slipped up in these last two days. Perhaps a little downturn is coming right when the A’s would most appreciate it.
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 4 – Oakland 5
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