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2019 MLB Season
Date: Wednesday July 24, 2019
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Justin Verlander
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -230, A’s +170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Oakland is doing it again. As this is being written in Tuesday they would be in the second Wild Card spot if the season ended. They even made an early move to get better with the trade for Homer Bailey – yes that is not a typo. They are a better team that you might realize, 10th in scoring and 8th in team ERA. That last one is really surprising to me.
Chris Bassitt does not work deep into game but he has been reliable for Oakland this season. He has won his last two starts coming out of the break and the break was probably a good thing because he has now pitched more in the Majors this season than in any other in his short career. His road splits are not great and this a really tough spot.
I still like Houston as my top team in the AL and maybe the Majors, when healthy. They are again without Carlos Correa but as good as they are they cover for him easily. That Yordan Alvarez guy just broke a record held by Albert Pujols. He has basically been ready since they brought him up and this is one of the best offensive teams in the league.
Gerrit Cole has been racking up the Ks but Justin Verlander is still the ace of this group. He leads the team in Wins and WHIP and ERA and he can still rear back and get a whiff when he needs it. He has won both of his starts since the All-Star break and his pretty hard to bet against. Though he has already given up as many homers as he did a year ago. That seems to be the only way you can score against him on a lot of nights.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 16-5 in OAK last 21 Wed. games.
- OAK are 11-4 in their last 15 games as an underdog.
- OAK are 21-8 in their last 29 overall.
- HOU are 2-6 in their last 8 Wed. games.
- HOU are 45-17 in their last 62 games as a favorite.
- HOU are 37-14 in their last 51 home games.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Fading Verlander is gutsy but would be worth the payoff. I an more forecasting it here though.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 8.5
Even the run line might not be as good a play as the over. Both teams have explosive lineups and if one breaks through they can cover it on their own or close to it.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 8 – Oakland 3
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