The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics meet Sunday 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 11 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 of their last 11 games. The Astros have won 10 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 50 hits and 33 RBI, while Jeremy Pena and Mauricio Dubon have combined for 95 hits and 33 RBI. Cristian Javier gets the ball, and he is 5-1 with a 3.07 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Javier is 2-3 with a 4.81 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
Oakland Athletics Betting Preview
The Oakland Athletics have scored 7 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 10 straight games. The Athletics have lost 34 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Esteury Ruiz leads the Athletics with 57 hits and 22 RBI, while Brent Rooker and Shea Langeliers have combined for 77 hits and 55 RBI. Luis Medina gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 6.45 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Medina’s first career game against the Astros.
The Astros are 38-18 in their last 56 Sunday games and 35-16 in their last 51 road games. The Athletics are 30-70 in their last 100 home games and 9-43 in their last 52 overall. The under is 6-1 in Astros last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Athletics last 4 overall. The Astros are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.
As I've said time and time again, backing the A's isn't an option for me, as they don't string together offense and the losses are piling up at a record clip. It doesn't change here with Luis Medina and his 6.45 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. The A's are the worst team in baseball and head and shoulders the worst team for bettors in terms of money lost. Give me the Astros and the RL for max betting value.