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(10-10) Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros (14-8)
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Made Park, Houson, TX.
Projected Pitchers: Cotton vs. Morton
MLB Moneyline Odds: Oakland +130 / Houston -150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Oakland -160 / Los Angeles +140
MLB Betting Total: 8.5 (Over -110 / Under -110)
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Jharel Cotton has given up just 41 hits in 52 career innings. Just over 20 of those innings have come this season where Cotton is 2-2 with a 4.76 ERA for Oakland.
He just gave up his first home run in his last start too so you might wonder why the ERA isn’t better.
The number one reason is the walks. Cotton has struck out just 15 compared to 11 walks in those four starts this April. He’s walked at least two in every start.
Because he doesn’t get so many strikeouts, you’d think the walk numbers could get better over time. Then again, perhaps the hits allowed numbers will get worse.
Cotton is in a period of unsustainability right now. It will be interesting to see where he goes as this season unfolds.
Oakland travels to Houston late on Thursday night to get to Houston in time for the start of this weekend’s series.
The Astros won the first game in Cleveland, dropped a close one in game two and found themselves in position to beat Corey Kluber last night.
Then Francisco Lindor happened. The Cleveland shortstop came up with yet another clutch hit in the late innings, a two-run homer to give the Tribe the lead.
That shot came against Chris Devenski, who has been otherwise lights out this season.
Houston ran through Keuchel, McCullers and Fiers in Cleveland and will feature the back end of the rotation to start this weekend at home.
Charlie Morton (1-2 4.29 ERA) starts game one.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- OAK are 17-36 in their last 53 Fri. games.
- HOU are 11-2 in their last 13 games as a favorite.
- HOU are 8-2 in their last 10 games on grass.
- HOU are 10-3 in their last 13 overall.
- Head to Head: OAK are 0-9 in the last 9 meetings.
- Head to Head: Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: Cotton gives the Astros some problems, Oakland blows it open.
This kid Cotton has something captivating about him. At 5’11” he’s electric and fun to watch. I think he locates and had a good game at Minute Maid in an Oakland win.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Oakland -1.5 (+200)
We’re going to play the underdog -1.5 in an alternative line.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 6 – Houston 3
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