Astros vs. A's Friday Prediction

Houston Astros vs. Oakland A’s, 8/16/2019 Predictions & Odds

The A’s downed the Astros in Game 1 of their four-game series this weekend in Oakland. What’s the best bet tonight when these AL West rivals meet again at 10:07 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

975 Houston Astros (-205) at 976 Oakland A’s (+165); 9 runs

Friday, August 16, 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, 74% of the betting tickets are on the Astros to beat the A’s on the moneyline.

Houston Astros Fantasy Spin

Carlos Correa hit two solo home runs as the Astros lost to the Athletics on Thursday. There was nothing cheap about Correa's shots, as the first went 437 feet and the second went "just" 417 feet. The second was also Correa's 100th homer of his career, and his 19th overall this year. The 24-year-old has battled injuries once again but has been a shining light when on the field, hitting .290/.366/.579 with 19 homers, 55 RBI and 38 runs scored in 68 games played.

Oakland A’s Fantasy Spin

Matt Chapman went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs, including the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning, and three runs scored as the A's outlasted the Astros 7-6 on Thursday. Chapman hit an absolute bomb in the sixth inning off A's starter Mike Fiers, driving it roughly 453 feet into the Oakland night, but it was his second a few innings later that proved to be the difference. It's fitting that the deciding hit was also a homer, as the two teams combined to allow 10 dingers before it was all said and done. The 26-year-old struggled down the stretch in July and into August but seems to have figured some things out lately. Extending his hitting streak to seven games -- with four homers in that span -- Chapman is now batting .259/.340/.533 with 29 homers, 69 RBI and 77 runs scored across 117 games.

MLB Betting Trends

Houston

The Astros are 11-4 in their last 15 games versus an opponent that owns a winning record.

Oakland

The A’s have won 19 of their last 26 home games versus a right-handed starter.

Prediction:

The over is 13-6-1 in the last 20 meetings between these two teams in Oakland and is 4-0 in Verlander’s last four starts after allowing five runs or more in their previous game. The over is also 6-2-1 in the Astros’ last nine games when facing a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15 and is 7-3 in their last 10 games after allowing five runs or more in their previous contest.

The Pick: Atros/A’s OVER 9

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