A's vs. Astros Saturday Prediction
The Astros’ lineup hasn’t exactly lit the baseball world on fire but everyone knows what Houston is capable of offensively. Will the ‘Stros bats come alive tonight when they host Aaron Brooks and the A’s at 7:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, April 6, 2019
7:10 p.m. ET, Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Astros are -135 moneyline favorites. As of this writing, 62% 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
Ramon Laureano went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI against the Astros on Friday. Laureano knocked in both A's runs with singles in the fourth and ninth innings. While he was penciled in as Oakland's starting center fielder going into the year, it appeared that he'd probably rotate in and out more than most regulars. That hardly seems likely to be the case now, as he's proving invaluable to Oakland's cause.
Houston Astros Fantasy Spin
Carlos Correa hit his first homer Friday off Oakland's Frankie Montas. Correa also walked. He's 6-for-18 with four extra-base hits since returning from his sore neck. The Astros are having hit fifth behind Michael Brantley against right-handers right now, but that could change soon if Correaa stays hot.
MLB Betting Trends
The A’s are 1-4 in their last five road games and have dropped four of Brooks’ last five starts versus American League West foes.
The Astros are just 3-9 in their last 12 games overall but they have won 14 of 20 at home dating back to last season.
First, a disclaimer: The Astros have scored 5, 2, 1, 1, 2, 4, 0 and 3 runs in their first eight games to start the season. This high-powered offense has yet to get off the ground. That said, we know what Correa, Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley can do when they get hot. Both Brantley and Altuve have hit righties well this season and Correa has an extra-base hit in four straight games. Over the past three seasons, Josh Reddick has also done damage against right-handed pitchers, producing a slash line of .291/.356/.452. Houston’s team total is listed at 4.5 tonight and as you can see above, the Astros have eclipsed that number only once this season: On Opening Day in Tampa. That said, Brooks is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in three career starts against the Astros and when this Houston lineup gets hot, the runs will come in bunches. This could be a perfect night for the Astros’ bats to come alive.
The Pick: Houston Astros Team Total OVER 4.5 (-110)