Astros vs Athletics Prediction MLB Picks Today 9/13

Astros vs Athletics Prediction MLB Picks Today 9/13

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Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros: Team Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an explosive MLB matchup as the Oakland Athletics take on the Houston Astros at the electrifying Minute Maid Park. In this comprehensive team preview, we'll delve into the strengths of both teams and explain our final prediction.

 

Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics, despite their overall record, have been playing good offensive baseball. Their ability to score runs has been evident in recent games, and they will look to carry that momentum into this matchup against the Astros.

Batting Leaders:

Brent Rooker and Kyle Tucker have been standout hitters for the A's. Rooker has displayed his power with 24 home runs, while Tucker has been a consistent force with a .288 batting average and 103 RBIs.

Pitching Challenges:

On the pitching front, the A's have had their struggles, which is why we expect a high-scoring game. Paul Blackburn takes the mound for Oakland, but his 3.88 ERA suggests that the Astros' potent offense could have a productive day.

Recent Form:

The A's are coming off a solid win against the Astros, and their recent offensive performance indicates that they can contribute to a high-scoring game.

 

Houston Astros

The Houston Astros boast one of the best offenses in the league, and they've been consistently scoring runs throughout the season. Facing a team like the A's, who have pitching challenges, provides an opportunity for the Astros to excel at the plate.

Batting Powerhouse:

Kyle Tucker, Matt Olson, and others have been driving forces in the Astros' offensive lineup. Their ability to hit for power and average makes them a formidable threat.

Pitching Matchup:

Hunter Brown takes the mound for the Astros, and while he's been solid, the A's have the potential to score runs against him, contributing to the over.

Recent Form:

Despite a recent loss to the A's, the Astros have been consistently productive at the plate, suggesting that they will play a major role in pushing the game's total runs past 9.

 

Prediction

Considering the offensive prowess of both teams and the pitching challenges they face, the over of 9 runs is the best bet for this matchup. The A's have shown their ability to score lately, and the Astros' powerful offense can certainly contribute to a high-scoring game. Hunter Brown has allowed 4 and 5 runs in his last 2 games and Paul Blackburn has a record of 0-4 with an ERA of 9.51 and 19 strikeouts in 7 appearances versus the Astros in his career.

Expect a game filled with action at the plate, with both teams crossing the 9-run mark comfortably. Betting on the over is a smart choice for those looking for an exciting and potentially lucrative wager.

 

Pick: Over 9 Runs

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