Athletics vs. Astros - 7/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (50-43) at Oakland Athletics (41-52)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
D Keuchel (6-9) (4.88) vs. () ()
The Line: Oakland Athletics / Houston Astros --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics meet Tuesday night for game two of their series.
The Houston Astros look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Astros have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 13 of their last 20 games. The Houston Astros offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 127 hits, George Springer has 52 RBI and Carlos Correa has 14 home runs. Dallas Keuchel gets the nod, and he’s 6-9 with a 4.80 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 2-3 with a 2.78 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics offense has been hit or miss lately, but they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Khris Davis leads Oakland with 82 hits, Jed Lowrie has 25 RBI and Danny Valencia has 12 home runs. Dillon Overton takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 11.42 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Overton’s first career game against the Astros.
The Astros are 16-5 in their last 21 during game 2 of a series and 5-0 in Keuchels last 5 starts. The Athletics are 3-9 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The Astros are 7-1 in Keuchels last 8 starts vs. Athletics.
The Houston Astros continue to swing the bats well and have lost two straight games just three times since June. Houston should be able to hit a pitcher in Overton who doesn't have much experience. I like the Astros to tie this series up with a big road victory.