Athletics vs. Astros Prediction
The Oakland Athletics edged the Houston Astros on Tuesday night to even their key AL West series. Who will get the victory this afternoon when the two meet at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
2:10PM 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 -170 to win. The Athletics are listed with a money line of +150 on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 59 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 bounce back
After losing the opener 11-4, the Athletics bounced back on Tuesday night with a 4-3 victory to get back to 1.5 games behind Houston in the division. Oakland is 80-53 overall and 41-27 on the road. Oakland is putting up 4.77 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.13 per contest on defense.
Trevor Cahill makes the start for the Athletics on Wednesday afternoon. He is 5-3 through 16 starts and has a 3.44 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. Cahill has 87 strikeouts and 27 walks over 91.2 innings of work.
Astros end win streak
The Astros saw their six-game win streak come to an end on Tuesday night in the 1-run loss to Oakland. The Astros are now 81-51 overall and 34-30 at home. Houston is scoring 5.01 runs per game this year while allowing just 3.32 per contest.
Dallas Keuchel gets the start for the Astros on Wednesday afternoon. He has started 27 games this year and has a 10-10 record with a 3.54 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Keuchel has 125 strikeouts and 43 walks over 167.2 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have won seven of Cahill’s last eight starts and they have won six of their last eight road games.
The Astros have won 49 of their last 68 Wednesday games, but they are just 2-10 in their last 12 home games.
While Cahill is having a great year, he has struggled quite a bit on the road. He is 1-3 through eight road starts and has a 6.92 ERA. Keuchel has struggled against the Athletics, but has been pretty steady at home this year. The Houston hitters have been strong over the last week. Despite the loss on Wednesday, I expect the Astros to bounce back on the plate against Cahill.
The Pick: Houston Astros -170