A's vs. Astros Friday Prediction
American League West rivals will start a new series in Houston on Friday night when the Astros host the A’s at 8:10 p.m. ET. Will these division foes provide enough offense for bettors to cash the over tonight?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 5, 2019
8:10 p.m. ET, Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Astros are -165 moneyline favorites. As of this writing, 58% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Astros to beat the A’s on the moneyline.
This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Oakland A’s Fantasy Spin
Khris Davis supplied two hits Thursday as the A’s rolled to a 7-3 win over Boston. He singled twice and also drew an intentional walk. Davis didn’t score in the victory, but he did drive in a run with a sixth-inning single off Hector Velazquez. Coming off a career-high 48 homers in 2018, the 31-year-old leads the league with five bombs already and continues to be among the majors’ most feared power hitters.
Houston Astros Fantasy Spin
Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers. The Astros got shut out by Mike Minor and two relievers and Altuve was the only one to garner more than one knock. The second baseman hasn't done much yet in the first few games of the season. He has a .222 batting average with one longball and one stolen base in 29 plate appearances. He will pick up the pace soon.
MLB Betting Trends
The A’s are just 18-37 in their last 55 games versus the Astros and have dropped 21 of their last 31 meetings with the ‘Stros in Houston.
The Astros are a perfect 7-0 in Collin McHugh’s last seven home starts versus the A’s and are 7-1 in his last eight outings versus Oakland overall.
The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams at Minute Maid Park and is 16-5-2 in the last 23 meetings overall. The over is also 6-2-1 in the Astros’ last nine home games and has cashed in five of Houston’s last six home games when facing a right-handed starter. Meanwhile, the over is 5-0 in Montas’ last five starts following a quality start in his last appearance and is 45-21-4 in the A’s last 70 games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
The Pick: A’s/Astros over 8