Athletics vs. Astros Prediction
The Houston Astros powered their way to a big win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Will Houston have the hot bats again on Tuesday when they meet at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
8:10PM ET – Minute Maid Park
TV: ATSW (Hou); NSCA (Oak)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Astros are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -190 to win. The Athletics are listed with a money line of +180 on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 55 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.
Athletics drop opener
Oakland had its three-game win streak come to an end against the Astros on Monday, losing 11-4 to fall 2.5 games behind Houston in the AL West race. Oakland is 79-53 overall and 40-27 on the road. Oakland is putting up 4.77 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.13 per contest on defense.
Edwin Jackson will get the start for the Athletics on Tuesday night. He has started 11 games this year and has a 4-3 record with a 2.97 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. Jackson has 45 strikeouts and 22 walks over 63.2 innings of work.
Astros red hot
The Houston Astros are on a 6-game win streak with Monday’s victory and they have scored at least 8 runs in four of those wins. The Astros are now 81-50 overall and 34-29 at home. Houston is scoring 5.01 runs per game this year while allowing just 3.32 per contest.
Charlie Morton gets the start for the Astros on Tuesday night. He is 13-3 through 25 starts this year and carries a 3.05 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP. Morton has 182 strikeouts and 57 walks over 147.1 innings on the mound.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics are 14-3 in their last 17 games following a loss and 45-17 in their last 62 overall.
The Astros are 7-1 in their last 8 Tuesday games and they have won 35 of their last 51 following a win.
The Astros are seemingly unstoppable when they can hit the ball and they are hitting the ball very well right now. Their pitching is stacked, so any type of run support goes a long way. Jackson is having a good year for Oakland, but he isn’t getting deep into games and he has already been touched up a little bit by Houston. I just think the Astros are playing their best ball of the season right now.
The Pick: Houston Astros -190