Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros - 9/10/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (86-56) at Oakland Athletics (62-80)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
D Keuchel (12-3) (2.88) vs. K Graveman (4-4) (4.70)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +163 / Houston Astros -173 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NSCA, ATSW
The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics meet Sunday in MLB action at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.
The Houston Astros could use a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Astros have allowed 31 runs in this series and six or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Houston Astros have lost nine of their last 12 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 187 hits and 76 RBI while George Springer and Josh Reddick have combined for 280 hits and 155 RBI. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, and he is 12-3 with a 2.88 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 5-3 with a 2.39 ERA and 72 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot while building on their four-game winning streak. The Athletics scored 22 runs in a doubleheader Saturday and seven or more runs in five of their last six games. The Oakland Athletics have won six of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Ryon Healy leads the Athletics with 137 hits and 72 RBI while Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis have combined for 261 hits and 153 RBI. Kendall Graveman gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 4.70 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Graveman is 3-3 with a 3.99 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, 10-1 in Keuchels last 11 road starts and 16-5 in Keuchels last 21 starts. The Athletics are 7-1 in their last 8 Sunday games, 1-5 in Gravemans last 6 starts vs. American League West and 2-5 in Gravemans last 7 starts. The Athletics are 2-5 in Gravemans last 7 starts vs. Astros, the Astros are 10-2 in Keuchels last 12 starts vs. Athletics and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
It's really hard to complete a four-game sweep, especially when that team is better than you. Also, Keuchel has been one of the top pitchers in baseball this season and has allowed two or less earned runs in four of his last five games. The A's are playing some really good baseball, are a far different team at home and the offense is hot. But the Astros should win this game.