The Houston Astros and the Oakland A’s meet in an AL West division matchup in MLB action from the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Framber Valdez will start for the Astros and is 4-4 with a 2.45 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. The A’s did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted.
Houston’s 5-2 win on Friday made it five straight wins for the Astros in this head-to-head matchup and nine wins in the last ten meetings.
I’m backing the Astros on the run line here. The A’s are far and away the worst team in baseball, and every day looks like it’s getting closer and closer to the A’s challenging for the worst record in major league history. Houston’s been on a roll in the month of May and I don’t see that stopping here with one of their top end starters on the mound in Valdez. Give me Houston -1.5 here.