Athletics vs. Astros Prediction
The Houston Astros looked dominant on Saturday to get back to its winning ways. Will they follow that up with another win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, April 29, 2018
2:10PM ET – Minute Maid Park
TV: ATSW (Hou); NSCA (Oak)
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Houston is heavily favored at home, as the Astros are getting odds of -220 to win. The Athletics are getting odds of +190 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. When it comes to public betting, Oakland is actually getting 80 percent of the wagers on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Astros dominate on Saturday
After dropping the series opener, 8-1, on Friday, the Astros bounced back in a big way on Saturday with an 11-0 thrashing of Oakland. Houston is now 18-10 overall and 8-6 at home. The Astros are averaging 4.74 runs per game this season while allowing 2.85 per contest.
Gerrit Cole gets the start for today’s game. He is 2-1 through five starts this season but has went seven innings in every start. He has a 1.29 ERA and 0.77 WHIP on the season. Over 35 innings, he has 49 strikeouts with eight walks.
Athletics finding a groove
The Athletics suffered just their second loss in seven games with Saturday’s failure to score. The Athletics are now 14-13 overall and 6-7 on the road. They are averaging 5.23 runs per game while allowing 4.54 per contest.
Trevor Cahill gets the start for Oakland today. He has started just two games and has a 1-0 record with a 2.25 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. Over 12 innings of pitching, he has 14 strikeouts with four walks.
MLB Betting Trends
Oakland has won 13 of its last 16 Sunday games and Cahill’s last four starts. They also have won Cahill’s last five starts against AL West opponents.
Houston has won 26 of its last 35 home games and they are 17-8 in their last 25 AL West games. They also are 4-1 in Cole’s last five starts.
The Astros dominated on Saturday and got back to their pitching being in control. I think their pitching will be the story again today. Cole has been able to run through his opposition and get deep into games. Cahill has been good as well, but has a much smaller sample size in 2018. I think the Astros can find runs on him. I’m not sure Oakland can.
The Pick: Houston Astros -220