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Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros Game 2 - 9/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (86-54) at Oakland Athletics (60-80)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 7:35 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

B Peacock (10-2) (3.05) vs. Daniel Mengden (0-1) (10.12)

The Line: Oakland Athletics +152 / Houston Astros -162 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: NSCA, ATSW

The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics meet Saturday in game 2 of a MLB doubleheader at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.

The Houston Astros look for a win after winning seven of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Houston Astros have won 13 of their last 17 games when scoring at least three runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 185 hits and 74 RBI while George Springer and Josh Reddick have combined for 279 hits and 153 RBI. Brad Peacock gets the ball, and he is 10-2 with a 3.05 ERA and 141 strikeouts this season. Peacock is 3-5 with a 4.04 ERA and 69 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.  

Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros Game 2 - 9/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Oakland Athletics look for another win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored 19 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Oakland Athletics have split their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Ryon Healy leads the A’s with 136 hits and 72 RBI while Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis have combined for 258 hits and 150 RBI. Daniel Gossett gets the ball, and he is 3-8 with a 5.32 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Gossett is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 37-17 in their last 54 road games and 9-3 in Peacocks last 12 starts. The Athletics are 29-63 in their last 92 vs. American League West, 1-8 in their last 9 overall and 1-8 in their last 9 games on grass. The Astros are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in Oakland, 35-16 in the last 51 meetings and under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

It's always tough to predict the outcome of game two of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in game one, but the Astros are by far the better team and have had a great deal of success with Peacock on the hill. Gossett has been more than hittable this season and hasn't been any better against the Astros. So, give me Houston in game two.

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