A's vs. Astros Prediction
With the total sitting at 8.5, will the A's and Astros play over the number tonight in Houston at 8:10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Astros are -164 money line favorites versus the A's, who have odds of +149 to pull off the upset tonight in Houston. With Sean Manaea set to face Joe Musgrove in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 8.5 runs for tonight's game.
OAKLAND: Manaea was excellent in his last outing, allowing just one run on three hits over seven innings in a 9-1 win over the Indians last Tuesday. He punched out eight and walked two in the start, with a Chris Gimenez solo home run in the sixth inning representing the only damage. He's now 5-8 on the year with a 4.53 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.
HOUSTON: Musgrove only lasted four innings in his last start, allowing five runs on eight hits in a loss to the Pirates. Pittsburgh recorded six straight hits of the righty to lead off the bottom of the first innings. He did settle in, but allowed a solo home run in the third. He's now 1-2 on the year with a 5.20 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.
OUR PICK: The over is 4-0-1 in the Astros' last five games overall, is 6-0 in their last six games versus a team with a losing record and is 5-0-1 in their last six home games. The over is also 8-0 in Houston's last eight games after allowing five runs or more in its previous game and is 3-0-1 in Manaea's last four outings after the A's scored five runs or more in their previous game.
MONDAY MLB FREE PICK: A'S/ASTROS OVER 8.5