Astros vs. A's Prediction
Will the under hit tonight when the struggling A’s host the struggling Astros when the two teams clash at 10:05PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the A’s are -103 on the money line to beat the Astros, who have odds of -107 to win tonight. As for the total, it currently sits at 7.5 runs with Mike Fiers set to face Sean Manaea in the pitching matchup.
The over has cashed for bettors in four of the Astros’ last five games overall and 4-1 in their last five road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of less than .400. The over is also 11-3 in Houston’s last 14 road games and is 6-2 in its last eight games versus American League West opponents.
The over has been hitting in recent Fiers outings as well. The over is 5-1 in his last six starts, 4-1 in his last five starts versus a team with a losing record, and is 4-1-1 in his last six starts against the American League West. The over is 4-0-1 in Fiers’ last five starts coming off of five days of rest as well.
On the other side, the over is 6-1-1 in the A’s last eight games overall and 6-1 in their last seven home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400. The over is 5-1-1 in Oakland’s last seven games versus a right-handed starter as well.
FRIDAY MLB PREDICTION: ASTROS/A’S OVER 7.5