Athletics vs. Astros Prediction
The Houston Astros made a statement that they are the boss in the AL West on Monday night with a dominant victory over the Oakland Athletics. Will they be able to do it again tonight at 8:10PM ET?
967 Oakland Athletics vs. 968 Houston Astros
Tuesday, June 23, 2019
8:10PM ET – Minute Maid Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -155 to win. The Athletics are listed with a money line of +130 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 9.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 56 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 beat up in opener
Oakland has lost back-to-back games following an 11-1 loss on the road against the Astros on Monday night. Oakland is now 57-44 on the season, 26-24 on the road and 53-48 with the under. The A’s have Mike Fiers on the mound tonight. He is 9-3 on the season with a 3.64 ERA.
The Athletics had just two hits in Monday’s loss and their pitching was beat up quickly, as they gave up the 11 runs over the first three innings. Mark Canha drove in the lone run on a double while Matt Chapman had the other hit. Homer Bailey took the loss on the mound to fall to 8-7 on the season. He gave up nine runs over two innings.
Astros add to win streak
Houston increased its win streak to six games with the dominant win on Monday night. The Astros are now 65-37 overall, 37-14 at home and 53-44 with the under. Houston has Wade Miley getting the start this evening. He is 8-4 on the season with a 3.25 ERA.
Gerrit Cole threw a gem on Monday night, improving to 11-5 on the season by throwing seven innings and allowing two hits with 11 strikeouts. Yuli Gurriel homered and finished the game with three hits and three RBI while Aledmys Diaz also drove in three runs. Yordan Alvarez also had two hits with two RBI and two runs scored.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics are 10-1 in their last 11 games following a loss and 6-0 in their last six Tuesday games.
The Astros have won six straight against winning teams and five straight against right-handed starters.
The Astros look really strong right now and they have another greater starter on the mound tonight. Wade Miley is 4-1 at home over eight starts with a 1.86 ERA. In two starts against Oakland, he has a 1.54 ERA. Fiers has been one of Oakland’s better starters, but he has a 4.94 ERA on the road and a lofty 8.64 ERA in two starts against Houston. The Astros have too powerful of a lineup and their arms are too strong for Oakland to handle on the road.
MLB Prediction: Houston Astros -155