Astros vs. Athletics - 8/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (57-74) at Houston Astros (69-62)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
K Graveman (10-8) (3.97) vs. C McHugh (8-10) (5.01)
The Line: Houston Astros -164 / Oakland Athletics +154 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Oakland Athletics look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Athletics have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 17 games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.51 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Khris Davis leads Oakland with 118 hits, Danny Valencia has 45 RBI and Marcus Semien has 23 home runs. Kendall Graveman gets the ball, and he’s 10-8 with a 3.97 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Graveman is 3-1 with a 4.60 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Astros have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Houston Astros offense continues to produce, and they’ve won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 183 hits, George Springer has 73 RBI and Carlos Correa has 19 home runs. Collin McHugh takes the hill, and he’s 8-10 with a 5.01 ERA and 141 strikeouts this season. McHugh is 4-1 with a 3.40 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. American League West and 11-3 in Gravemans last 14 starts. The Astros are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 26-8 in McHughs last 34 home starts. The Astros are 4-0 in McHughs last 4 starts vs. Athletics.
The Astros are playing some of their best ball of the season right now and have a playoff spot in sight. Not sure Oakland or Graveman has what it takes to stop this train. While the price isn't great, Houston should be able to get another win behind its red hot offense.