Astros vs. A's Thursday Prediction
American League West rivals clash in Oakland tonight when the A’s host the Astros at 10:07 p.m. ET. With Aaron Sanchez set to face Mike Fiers in the pitching matchup, which side offers bettors the best value?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, August 15, 2019
10:07 p.m. ET, RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, California
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 52% of the betting tickets are on the Astros to beat the A’s on the moneyline.
Houston Astros Fantasy Spin
Alex Bregman went 2-for-5 with three RBI in his return to the Astros’ starting lineup against the White Sox on Wednesday. Bregman sat out both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader due to scapula soreness, which resulted from being hit by a pitch on the shoulder on Sunday. The 25-year-old infielder lifted an opposite-field RBI double off the base of the right-field wall to put the Astros on the board in the opening frame. He also plated an additional run with an RBI ground out in the third inning. Fantasy owners can breather easier, knowing that the shoulder issue isn't going to be a major issue going forward.
Oakland A’s Fantasy Spin
Robbie Grossman finished 3-for-5 with a homer and a double against the Giants in Wednesday's win. Grossman would be a bit player for the A's right now if the team enjoyed better health, but as is, he's still playing regularly against right-handers and doing a decent job of getting on base. The homer today was his first since June 18 and sixth in 319 at-bats this season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 60-29 in their last 89 games overall.
The A’s are 13-3 in their last 16 games after allowing five runs or more in their previous game.
The Astros are 21-7 in their last 28 games in Oakland and 40-16 in their last 56 games versus the A’s overall. Houston has also won five of its last six games coming off a loss and is 41-12 in its last 53 games versus American League West opponents. On the other side, the A’s are 0-4 in their last four games coming off a win and are 2-5 in their last seven home games coming off a road trip of seven or more days.
The Pick: Houston Astros -132