Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros - 9/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (74-62) at Oakland Athletics (58-78)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 7, 2015 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
M Fiers (7-9) (3.54) vs. F Doubront (2-1) (3.99)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +128 / Houston Astros -138 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-Southwest
The Oakland Athletics welcome the Houston Astros to town in American League West action.
The Houston Astros are at the point in the season where a long dry spell could drop them from first in the AL West and out of the playoff picture. The Astros had lost four of six before the offense came to life in an 8-5 versus Minnesota. Starter Dallas Keuchel improved to 17-6 with three solo homers served up over eight frames. The Stros hammered out eleven hits and walked four times. Jed Lowrie led the way with a grand slam while Jake Marsinick went deep and knocked in three and scored twice. The Astros send red hot Mike Fiers the hill for his second meeting against the Athletics. Fiers is coming off of back to back complete game victories with one being a no hitter.
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‘How the mighty have fallen’ describes the Oakland Athletics who have fallen from playoff contender to last. The Athletics latest slide continued with a 3-2 defeat against Seattle on Sunday for their 8th defeat in eleven contests. Sean Nolin threw the ball well in defeat with all three runs scored on five hits and three bases on balls through six frames. The A’s logged nine hits and walked twice with Billy Butler leaving the yards while Danny Valencia driving in Mark Canha. Left hander Felix Doubront toes the rubber for the 4th time on the season. Doubront is coming off of an 11-5 win versus the Angels where he allowed four runs on seven hits and four BB in six frames.
The under is 17-6-1 in Houston’s last 24 road games while the Astros are 16-36 in their last 52 road games. The over is 12-3-1 in Oakland’s last 16 overall and is 15-5-1 in their last 21 on grass while the Athletics are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games. I’ll go with Fiers and the division leader…