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2018 MLB Season
(14-12) Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros (17-10)
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Starters: Cahill vs. Cole
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -220 | Athletics +203
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Oakland keeps winning and I never got around to putting my bet on it as an 150/1 dog to win the World Series. The oddsmakers have taken notice and the Athletics are now only 125/1. When it comes to the futures market, I can’t stand taking a bad number and now I’m conflicted.
There’s no doubt Oakland is playing well now. The question is, are the A’s playing over their heads? They are only 14–12, after all, and are still behind Houston, LA and Seattle in the division. But I think the A’s are capable of 85 wins this year.
They especially are if Sean Manaea keeps dazzling. He shut down the Astros over seven innings after throwing the first no-hitter of the season last weekend against the Red Sox.
He got plenty of support from that offense in an 8–1 win. Trevor Cahill may not be so lucky, pitching against Gerrit Cole.
Cole has been everything the Astros could have hoped for when they acquired him in the offseason, and more.
He’s gone exactly seven innings in all five of his starts and given up two runs twice, one run once and a pair of zeros. The WHIP is 0.77 and he’s struck out 49 batters compared to just eight walks.
Hopefully, he’s pacing himself. Even if he is, he won’t be this good all season. While talented, he has never struck me as the most mentally sound pitcher and will face adversity at some point.
Jose Altuve hit his first home run of the season earlier in the week. Houston’s offense looks like all systems are a go in the first month of the year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- OAK are 7-2 in their last 9 road games.
- Under is 19-7-1 in OAK last 27 Sun. games.
- OAK are 6-4 in their last 10 games as an underdog.
- HOU are 25-6 in their last 31 home games.
- HOU are 39-12 in their last 51 games as a favorite.
- Under is 22-7-1 in HOU last 30 Sun. games.
- Head to Head: Under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Houston.
- Head to Head: OAK are 10-22 in the last 32 meetings in Houston.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: Houston takes it over.
I think the A’s could scrap across a few in this one, but the ‘Stros will help us cash an over.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER
MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 3 – Houston 7
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