Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros - 8/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (61-50) at Oakland Athletics (49-62)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
C McHugh (13-5) (4.01) vs. J Chavez (5-11) (3.88)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +107 / Houston Astros -117 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, ROOT-Southwest
The Oakland A’s and the Houston Astros face off on Saturday in Oakland in game two of their MLB series.
The Oakland A’s have had a tough year but they got their series with the Astros started with a win on Friday. Danny Valencia hit a home run, Marcus Semien had three hits, and Billy Burns had two hits as the A’s scored three runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray allowed five hits and a run while striking out five over the complete nine innings to get the win and go to 12-4 for the season. For Saturday’s game the A’s start Jesse Chavez who has allowed 122 hits and 51 earned runs while striking out 100 over 118.1 innings for a 5-11 record and a 3.88 ERA.
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The Houston Astros continue to lead the AL West but they took a step back on Friday losing in Oakland. Luis Valbuena had two hits and Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa each had hits as the Astros scored one run on five hits. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel allowed 10 hits and three runs while striking out three voer 7.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 13-6 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Astros start Collin McHugh who has allowed 149 hits and 66 earned runs while striking out 108 over 139 innings for a 13-5 record and a 4.27 ERA.
Oakland is 5-10 in their last 15 games, Oakland is 2-6 in their last eight games as a hoe underdog, and 1-6 in Chavez’s last seven starts. Houston is 11-5 as a favorite, 1-8 in their last nine Saturday games, and 13-3 in McHugh’s last 16 starts against the AL West. Houston is 7-2 in the last nine meetings of these two.
The total in this one is on the low side and I see this one going over and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.