Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros - 9/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (75-64) at Oakland Athletics (60-79)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
C McHugh (15-7) (3.54) vs. A Brooks (1-2) (6.91)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +137 / Houston Astros -147 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, ROOT-Southwest
The Oakland A’s and the Houston Astros face off on Wednesday in game three of their MLB series of American League West teams.
The Oakland A’s are having an off year but they beat the first place Astros again on Tuesday. Billy Burns and Mark Canha hit home runs and Billy Butler added three hits as the A’s scored four runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray allowed five hits and struck out four over 7.0 scoreless innings to get the win and raise his record to 13-7 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the A’s start Aaron Brooks who has allowed 30 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 20 over 24.1 innings for a 1-2 record and a 7.03 ERA.
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The Houston Astros watched their lead over the Rangers in the AL West shrink to one game as they lost to the A’s on Tuesday. George Springer, Carlos Gomez, and hank Conger each had hits as the Astros failed to score on five hits. Starting pitcher Scott Kazmir allowed seven hits and four runs while striking out three over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 7-10 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Astros start Collin McHugh who has allowed 175 hits and 72 earned runs while striking out 142 over 173 innings for a 15-7 record and a 3.75 ERA.
Oakland is 8-3 in their last 11 games as a hoe underdog, 2-5 in game three of a series, and 2-5 in their last seven games. Houston is 5-2 in game three of a series, 15-37 in their last 52 road games, and 22-10 in McHugh’s last 32 road starts. Houston has lost their last five games against Oakland.
The total in this one is 7.5 and with these two pitcher there should be plenty of runs so this one is going over the total.