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2019 MLB Season
(78-44) Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics (70-52)
Date: Sunday, August 18th, 2019
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland California
Projected Pitchers: Greinke (HOU), Anderson (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -165 | A’s +155
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MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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The Astros had owned the A’s going, at least going into this weekend’s series. Oakland has taken the first two, including Friday night’s tilt with Justin Verlander that ended up going 13 innings.
Verlander struck out seven of the first nine he faced but Mark Canha got him in the fifth and Marcus Semien in the sixth, both solo homers that tied the game after Houston got two off of Tanner Roark in the top of the sixth.
Pressly, Osuna, Harris, Smith and Rondon got it done for an inning each after Verlander’s seven but Robbie Grossman won it with a ground ball up the middle with two outs in the 13th against Cy Sneed.
Roark has become a fast fan-favorite in Oakland and turned another six good innings on Friday night that included a nice little play off the backside of the mound.
From there, Treinen, Diekman, and Joakim Soria for two held it scoreless. Lou Trivino was the best of them all though, going the final three innings and picking up the win.
Trivino’s ERA was as high as its been all season entering the night, 5.14. He has thrown his share of zeros in his now 51 appearances but multi-run outings have hurt.
Tampa Bay lost at the Trop with Charlie Morton on the mound against Detroit earlier before the Astros and A’s even got to extra innings on Friday. The win brings Oakland even in the loss column and just half a game behind for the final playoff spot in the American League.
Brett Anderson has thrown over 100 innings for the first time since he tossed 180 with the Dodgers in 2015 and he’ll reach 140 on Sunday for just the third time in his career. He threw 175 as a rookie in 2009.
It’s great to see Anderson healthy because he can really pitch. This will be his 25th start and he’s made seven of his last eight quality ones (at least six innings pitched and three or fewer runs allowed).
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- HOU are 7-1 in their last 8 Sun. games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in OAK last 8 overall.
- Under is 5-2-1 in OAK last 8 on grass.
- OAK are 71-34 in their last 105 home games.
- Head to Head: HOU are 21-9 in the last 30 meetings in Oakland.
- Head to Head: HOU are 40-18 in the last 58 meetings.
Free Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction: Houston.
I love the A’s but I’ve seen this movie before. They are still the little brother in the West. Not sure I can lay -165 on this one though…
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 4 – Oakland 3
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