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(78-71) Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics (66-83)
Date: Monday September 19, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: : Astros RH Brad Peacock (0-0, 2.70 ERA) vs. Athletics RH Jharel Cotton (1-0, 1.50)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Houston -122, Oakland +112
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Oakland +1.5 -150
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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Houston will begin the 2nd half of their 6 game road trip when they head into Oakland on Monday night.
The Astros continue to push for a Wild Card spot while the Athletics continue their role trying to play spoiler.
Houston remained 3 games back of the Blue Jays for the 2nd Wild Card as they dropped the series finale against the Mariners on Sunday.
Despite taking 2 of 3, the loss hurts as the games are running out of time and losing games to teams in front of them aren’t going to help the cause.
Houston will have their chance over the next couple weeks though as they get the bottom two teams in the West in Oakland and Los Angeles before a date with Seattle at home.
The Astros will send out RH Brad Peacock here.
This will be his 8th appearance of the season for Houston and just 3rd start. However, things haven’t gone well for him in his career against the Athletics.
Peacock has gone 1-4 with a 5.22 ERA in 8 starts.
The Athletics have had plenty of chances to play the spoiler for postseason teams over the past month and can really put a damper on the Astros here.
The Athletics played a hand in the Rangers and the best record in the American League as they took the final 2 games in Texas, outscoring them 16-4. The pair of wins capped an impressive 6-1 road trip.
Oakland will go with Jharel Cotton on Monday night, who was acquired from the Dodgers back at the beginning of August.
Cotton will be making just his 3rd career start, as he enters play 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA.
He has gave up 4 runs total over his 2 starts, grabbing a win over the Angels while earning a no decision against the Royals.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Astros are 22-6 in their last 28 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros are 25-12 in their last 37 vs. American League West.
- Athletics are 27-11 in their last 38 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- Athletics are 2-6 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Athletics are 4-13 in their last 17 vs. American League West.
Free Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
The Athletics are one team that you don’t want to see down the stretch.
They have an extremely young group that is not only playing for next season, but also relishing in the spoiler role.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Athletics +112
The Athletics get the edge here pitching wise. Given Peacock’s struggles in his career against the A’s this is a nice spot for Oakland.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 6- Houston 3
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