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Astros vs. Athletics - 9/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (63-84) at Houston Astros (77-70)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

S Gray (13-7) (2.56) vs. S Kazmir (7-10) (2.63)

The Line: Houston Astros -137 / Oakland Athletics +127 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSCA/RTSW

The Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros play game two Saturday night.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Athletics have won six of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Brett Lawrie leads oakland with 139 hits and 58 RBI while Billy Burns and Josh Reddick have combined for 110 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have won six of their last 10 road games. Sonny Gray gets the nod, and he’s 13-7 with a 2.56 ERA and 160 strikeouts this season. Gray is 4-2 with a 1.88 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

Astros vs. Athletics - 9/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Astros need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Astros have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Astros have lost 11 straight when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 179 hits and 59 RBI while Evan Gattis and Colby Rasmus have combined for 130 RBI. The Houston Astros have lost four of their last six home games. Scott Kazmir takes the hill, and he’s 7-10 with a 2.63 ERA and 149 strikeouts this season. Kazmir is 10-7 with a 4.11 ERA and 101 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record and 1-5 in Grays last 6 starts. The Astros are 3-12 in their last 15 Saturday games and 0-4 in Kazmirs last 4 starts. The Athletics are 19-9 in the last 28 meetings in Houston. 

The Astros are falling off a cliff right now and are getting harder and harder to back as the playoffs are drifting away. Throw in Gray on the hill for the A's, and I'll take a shot here with the plus money. 

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Oakland Athletics +127

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