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Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros - 4/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Wednesday April 17, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Houston Astros -120 / Oakland Athletics -103 -- Over/Under: 9
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The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Houston Astros look to keep the ball rolling while building on their 10-game winning streak. The Astros have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Houston Astros are 12-2 this season when scoring two or more runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 22 hits and 13 RBI while Michael Brantley and George Springer have combined for 37 hits and 25 RBI. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.45 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Miley is 5-1 with a 1.40 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Athletics have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Oakland Athletics have split their last 10 games when scoring more than one run. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 25 hits and 10 RBI while Matt Chapman and Khris Davis have combined for 39 hits and 32 RBI. Frankie Montas gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Montas is 1-2 with a 5.89 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 47-18 in their last 65 during game 2 of a series, 45-19 in their last 64 road games and 53-23 in their last 76 Wednesday games. The Athletics are 23-9 in their last 32 during game 2 of a series, 38-15 in their last 53 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League West. The Astros are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Oakland and 40-18 in the last 58 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Montas' last 5 starts overall. The under is 34-16-4 in Astros last 54 road games.

The Houston Astros are bound to lose eventually, but I'm not trying to step in front of this losing streak, especially when getting prices this cheap. In 61 at bats, current Astros are hitting .361 with seven RBI and eight walks against Montas. Miley hasn't been good on the road this season in a limited sample size, but last year on the road in 50.1 innings, he had an ERA of 2.50 with an allowed batting average of .213. Those who have been around for a while know I've been high on the Oakland Athletics and we backed them a ton last year all the way to the playoffs, but the Astros are hot, hot. I'm not stepping in front of this streak as long as the price is reasonable.

Houston Astros -120

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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