Athletics vs. Astros Prediction
The two big AL West rivals are set to meet up this evening when the Houston Astros play host to the Oakland Athletics at 8:10PM ET.
915 Oakland Athletics vs. 916 Houston Astros
Monday, June 22, 2019
8:10PM ET – Minute Maid Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are favored heavily today, as they are getting odds of -245 to win. The Athletics are listed with a money line of +195 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 8.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 59 percent going on Houston at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Oakland splits at Minnesota
Oakland is coming off a four-game split on the road against the Minnesota Twins this weekend. The Athletics have won eight of their last 10 games coming into today. Oakland is now 57-43 on the season, 26-23 on the road and 52-48 with the under. The A’s have Homer Bailey getting the start tonight. He is 8-6 on the season with a 4.69 ERA.
The Athletics are steady at the plate and on the mound this season. Oakland is averaging 5.21 runs per game at the plate while batting .251 as a team. On the mound, the Athletics are posting a 3.99 team ERA with a 1.26 team WHIP. Matt Chapman is leading the team with 26 doubles, 22 home runs and 59 RBI. Ramon Laureano is adding 24 doubles, 20 home runs, 53 RBI and 12 stolen bases.
Astros on a hot streak
Houston has won five straight games after sweeping the Rangers at home this weekend. The Astros are now 64-37 overall, 36-14 at home and 53-43 with the under. Houston has Gerrit Cole getting the start tonight. He is 10-5 on the season with a 3.12 ERA.
The Astros are also very solid at the plate and on the mound. Houston posts a 3.85 team ERA as a pitching staff with a 1.15 team WHIP. At the plate, the Astros average 5.20 runs per game while hitting .271 as a team. Alex Bregman is leading the team with 15 doubles, 26 home runs and 62 RBI. Yuli Gurriel is adding 25 doubles, 18 home runs and 60 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics are 12-1 in their last 13 games following a loss and 7-1 in their last 8 AL West games.
The Astros have won 49 of their last 69 home games and 50 of their last 71 series openers.
Homer Bailey is making his second start with the Athletics today. His first start was solid, giving up just two runs over six innings against the Mariners. Cole has been stronger, though, as he has given up one run or less in five of his last six starts. Cole is also very steady at getting through at least six innings. He is also a strikeout master, which I think will be a problem for the Athletics this evening. Houston has dominated the series this year, winning seven of the eight meetings.
MLB Prediction: Houston Astros -245