Astros vs. A's Prediction
Is the total set too low in tonight's Astros and A's game at 10:05PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Astros are -107 on the money line to top the A's, who have odds of -103, so it's not as if Oakland is a heavy underdog. With Brad Peacock set to face Jharel Cotton in the pitching matchup, the over/under sits at 8.5 runs.
Have the Astros been a good bet with Peacock on the hill?
Short answer, no. The Astros are 4-1 in Peacock's last five starts coming off five days of rest but they're 4-10 in his last 14 starts overall and 0-4 in his last four starts versus the American League West. They're also 1-4 in his last five starts versus an opponent with a losing record and have dropped 18 of 23 when he starts following a team loss in their previous game.
How hot are the A's?
In short, hot. They're 5-0 in their last five games versus a right-handed starter and are 6-1 in their last seven games versus a team with a winning record. They're also 6-1 in their last seven games when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game and have won six of seven overall, including two straight over the weekend in Arlington versus the Rangers.
OUR PICK: The over is 6-1 in the A's last seven games overall and 4-1 in their last five games following a win. The over is also 6-1 in the A's last seven games versus an opponent that has a winning record and is 5-1 in their last six games when their opponent allows five runs or more in its previous contest. On the other side, the over is 11-4 in the Astros' last 15 games after allowing five runs or more in their previous game and is 9-2 in their last 11 when their opponent scores five runs or more in its previous contest.
MONDAY MLB FREE PICK: ASTROS/A'S OVER 8.5