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2018 MLB Season
(51-40) Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros (61-32)
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston Texas
Projected Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Lance McCullers Jr.
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -235 | Athletics +216
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5 (-120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Bassitt put in a short outing his last start, but walked away with the no-decision as Oakland would later go on to win the game against San Diego 6-2. He went 4.2 innings giving up seven hits and two earned runs while he struck out six and walked three.
In 27 innings of work, Bassitt owns an okay strikeout (8.00 K/9) to walk (3.67 BB/9) rate, while he’s done a solid job containing the long ball (0.33 HR/9). He could improve on his 65.6% LOB% though. The end-result is a shiny 3.00 ERA and a slightly higher 3.27 FIP.
Oakland continues to play winning baseball as they’ve won four of their last five contests in the past week. During that span their lineup has been hot as they are slashing .285/.356/.512 to go with 21 extra-base hits and 26 RBI.
McCullers pitched a gem in his last outing as he put in another quality start and picked up his 10th win of the season in an 11-4 dismantling of the Chicago White Sox. He went seven innings giving up three hits and one earned run while he struck out 12 and walked none.
In 108.1 innings of work, McCullers owns a solid strikeout (9.80 K/9) to walk (3.16 BB/9) rate, while he’s also done a solid job containing the long ball. The end-result is a solid 3.41 ERA and an even better 3.33 FIP.
Houston continues to dominate as in the last week they won all six of their contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .295/.404/.495 to go with 22 extra-base hits and 38 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- OAK are 17-4 in their last 21 overall.
- Under is 6-2-2 in OAK last 10 overall.
- HOU are 39-14 in their last 53 games on grass.
- HOU are 46-17 in their last 63 Wed. games.
- OAK are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Houston.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: Houston takes down Oakland at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Astros -1.5
After giving up just three walks in his last three outings, Bassitt has given up eight in his last two starts to go with 11 strikeouts. Houston should take advantage and chip at Bassitt’s solid ERA. McCullers has gotten the win in his previous three starts against them, while they also covered the run line. Rolling with the home squad to cover the run line.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Astros 5 – Athletics 3
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