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2020 MLB Handicapping
Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, August 29th, 2020
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston TX
Projected Pitchers: Frankie Montas vs. Zach Greinke
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletic’s +112, Astros -122
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Oakland +1.5 (-155), Astros -1.5 (+175)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
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A’s and Astros decided to sit on Friday and will resume play on Saturday as scheduled.
Athletics are coming off a series win of the Rangers where they took two of three on the road, where they struggled last year. Astros are also coming off a sweep of the Angels in a two-game set over the week.
Oakland is rolling right now as they were the third team in the league to reach the 20 win mark on the season. They hold a 4.5 game lead over the Astros for first place in the division
As a team, the A’s average 4.97 runs per game which is ranked 11th in the league among teams on offense.
Frankie Montas will try to get above .500 on the season looking for his third win on the year. Montas is 2-2 with a 2.97 ERA to begin 2020.
Houston will need to make up ground in this series as they have a chance to make a lot of ground against the A’s and their lead in the West. Astros have the chance to come out of this series just 1.5 games back or 7.5 games back depending on what happens in the games.
Stro’s will have Lance McCullers Jr. on the mound who has been great so far this year. McCullers is 2-2 with a 5.75 ERA in four starts this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- he total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games.
- Oakland is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
- Oakland is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Houston.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 9 games on the road.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
- Houston is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against Oakland.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
I like the Astros in this one as they need to make up ground here for the division race. McCullers has not looked the same since coming off of Tommy John surgery. He could still be injured or maybe his mechanics are adjusted yet but once he gets right he can be a dominant pitcher in the league once again. Astros will win this thing big so take either the run line or best available money line if it’s looking good.
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