Astros vs. A's Saturday Prediction
The A’s handed the Astros back-to-back losses the last two nights but Houston will look to rebound on Saturday afternoon when the AL West rivals meet again at 4:05 p.m. ET. What’s the best play for bettors today?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 17, 2019
4:05 p.m. ET, RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, California
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 57% of the betting tickets are on the Astros to beat the A’s on the moneyline.
Houston Astros Fantasy Spin
Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks in the Astros' extra-inning marathon against the Athletics on Friday. Alvarez reached base safely in all four of his plate appearances before being lifted for a pinch-runner in the eighth inning. He walked in the second and the fourth before singling in the sixth and doubling in the eighth. The 22-year-old slugger owns a sublime .339/.425/.688 triple-slash line with 32 runs scored, 17 home run and 52 RBI in 219 plate appearances. He's a legitimate four-category fantasy superstar moving forward.
Oakland A’s Fantasy Spin
Robbie Grossman delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th inning to lift the Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Astros. Grossman stepped to the plate with two outs in the frame and chopped an RBI single up the middle to plate rookie Corban Joseph from second base with the winning run. It was his lone hit in six at-bats.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros have lost four straight games, all of which on the road.
The A’s are now 71-34 in their last 105 home games following their walk-off victory last night.
The A’s are 7-3 in Chris Bassitt’s last 10 starts and are 4-1 in his last five outings when their opponent scores two runs or less in their previous game. Oakland has also won 10 of its last 12 games overall when playing the third game of a series and is 35-17 in its last 52 games overall. Meanwhile, the Astros have dropped eight of their last 11 when scoring two runs or fewer in their previous game and are 1-4 in their last five games against a right-handed starter.
The Pick: Oakland A’s +110