Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction 5-26-23 MLB Picks

Randy ChambersMay 26, 2023
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The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics meet Friday in MLB action atOakland Coliseum. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Houston Astros have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Astros have won 8 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 48 hits and 33 RBI, while Mauricio Dubon and Yordan Alvarez have combined for 93 hits and 55 RBI. Hunter Brown gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 3.20 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. This will be Brown’s second career game against the Athletics.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The Oakland Athletics ave scored 5 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 8 straight games. The Athletics have lost 33 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Esteury Ruiz leads the Athletics with 56 hits and 22 RBI, while Brent Rooker and Shea Langeliers have combined for 73 hits and 53 RBI. James Kaprielian gets the ball, and he is 0-4 with a 8.68 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Kaprielian is 0-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.


The Astros are 32-14 in their last 46 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games. The Athletics are 30-69 in their last 99 home games and 8-24 in their last 32 Friday games. The under is 5-1 in Astros last 6 overall. The under is 6-1 in Athletics last 7 overall. The Astros are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Oakland and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

Randy’s Pick

As Ive said time and time again this season, I see the Oakland Athletics, I bet against. The A's are on pace to be one of the worst teams in baseball history, and the offense is showing no signs of improvement. A team like the Houston Astros should have zero problems in this series, especially when they're trying to keep pace in a competitive AL West. The A's are the worst team in baseball and by far the worst team for bettors in terms of money lost. Give me the Astros and RL for max betting value.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Houston Astros -1.5
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Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.