Astros vs. A's Sunday Prediction

Houston Astros vs. Oakland A’s, 8/18/2019 Predictions & Odds

The A’s have manhandled the Astros this weekend in Oakland and will go for a sweep of Houston today at 4:07 p.m. ET. With the total for today’s game sitting at 9.5 runs, will the under cash for bettors?

Game Snapshot & Odds

977 Houston Astros (-176) at 978 Oakland A’s (+155); 9.5 runs

Sunday, August 18, 2019

4:07 p.m. ET, RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, California

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 70% of the betting tickets are on the Astros to beat the A’s on the moneyline.

Houston Astros Fantasy Spin

Yordan Alvarez blasted a pair of home runs and drove in three in a losing effort against the Athletics on Saturday afternoon in Oakland. The 22-year-old phenom hit a sacrifice fly in the third inning to increase the Astros' early lead to 2-0. He then victimized Chris Bassitt for a solo shot in the fifth inning, then crushed another solo shot off of Blake Treinen on the first pitch of the eighth inning. He's now slashing an absurd .344/.426/.719 with 19 homers and 55 RBI through his first 52 big league games.

Oakland A’s Fantasy Spin

Mark Canha went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs on Saturday, propelling the Athletics to an 8-4 victory over the Astros in Oakland. Canha capped off the team's five-run rally in the third inning with a two-run single off of Astros' starter Rogelio Armenteros. He added on another RBI single in the fifth inning. Traditionally considered a lefty-masher, Canha has been producing against everyone as of late and is now hitting .262/.383/.509 with 18 long balls and 39 RBI on the year.

MLB Betting Trends

Houston

The Astros are winless in their last five games, all on the road.

Oakland

The A’s have won five straight games against opponents from the American League West.

Prediction:

The under is 6-2 in Brett Anderson’s last eight starts and is 6-1 in his last seven outings when facing an American League West rival. The under is also 11-5 in the Astros’ last 16 games when facing an opponent with a winning record and is 11-5-1 in their last 17 road games versus a left-handed starter.

The Pick: Astros/A’s UNDER 9.5

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