Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros - 8/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (60-48) at Oakland Athletics (48-61)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
D Keuchel (13-5) (2.35) vs. A Brooks (1-0) (3.09)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +128 / Houston Astros -138 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, ROOT-Southwest
The Oakland A’s and the Houston Astros face off on Thursday in Oakland in game one of their MLB series.
The Oakland A’s are in last place in the American League West and they are 13 games under .500. Oakland is 4-6 in their last 10 games, 24-33 at home, and they are 12 games back in the American League West. As a team the A’s are hitting .250 with Billy Burns at .296, Josh Reddick is hitting .282, and Brett Lawrie is hitting .270. The A’s pitching staff has an ERA of 3.49 with the starters at 3.13 and the bullpen at 4.26. For game one against the Astros the A’s start Aaron Brooks who has allowed five hits and a run while striking out five over 7.1 innings for a 1-0 record and a 1.23 ERA.
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The Houston Astros have lost their last three games but they continue to lead the AL West. The Astros are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 22-31 and the road, and they have a two game lead on the Angels in the American League West. As a team the Astros are hitting .246 with Jose Altuve hitting .294, Evan Gattis hitting .245, and Colby Rasmus hitting .237. The Astros pitching staff has an ERA of 3.54 with the starters at 3.93 and the bullpen at 2.74. For game one against the A’s the Astros start Scott Feldman who has allowed 88 hits and 40 earned runs while striking out 44 over 78.2 innings for a 4-5 record and a 4.58 ERA.
Oakland is 4-9 in their last 13 games, 19-45 as an underdog, and 1-6 in game one of a series. Houston is 8-3 in game one of a series, 10-4 in their last 14 games as a favorite, and 1-4 in Feldman’s last five starts. Houston is 6-1 in their last seven games against Oakland.
It’s tough to lay odds on Feldman on the road as favorite so going to take my chances on the A’s here.