Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 1 (6/1): MLB

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 1 (6/1): MLB

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Odds

Time 3:37 p.m. EST
Astros money line -200
Astros run line -1.5 (-115)
Athletics money line +165
Athletics run line +1.5 (-105)
Over / under 7

 

Key stats

  Houston Astros Oakland Athletics
Record 32-18 20-32
Road / home record 18-12 7-20
Last 10 record 7-3 3-7
Streak W3 L2
Over / under record 12-36-2 21-27-4
Runs / game 4.06 3.41
Runs allowed / game 3.30 4.24

Preview

The Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros will play the 3rd game of the series at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Wednesday. The Astros beat the A's again 3-1 on Tuesday.  Chas McCormick hit a tiebreaking home run to win the game.

Houston Astros

The Astros get here with a 32-18 record and have won 5 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4 runs per game and are allowing 3.30 runs. Yordan Alvarez has 14 home runs and 28 RBI. Jeremy Pena is batting for .290 avg and Kyle Tucker has 29 RBI.

Javier gave up 1 run in four hits across four innings in his sixth start this season.

Probable Pitcher:  Justin Verlander (6-2, 2.03 ERA)

Verlander will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Astros. The Ace allowed six runs on 10 hits and a walk over six innings Friday, striking out six and taking a loss against Seattle. In his last 3 starts against the A's he has a 2.36 ERA and 33 strikeouts across 19 innings pitched.

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics get here with a 20-32 record and have lost 5 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 3.41 runs per game and allowing 4.24 runs. Sheldon Neuse is batting for .239 AVG. Sean Murphy leads with 22 RBI and 5 home runs.

Montas (2-5) struck out five in seven innings but remained winless since April 18. He allowed seven hits and two runs.

Probable Pitcher:  Cole Irvin (2-2, 3.15 ERA)

Irvin will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Athletics. Irvin allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over 6.1 innings in Friday's loss to Texas. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision. In his last 3 starts against the Astros he has a 7.26 ERA across 16.1 innings pitched.

BETTING TRENDS

Houston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Oakland.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games on the road.

Oakland are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston.

Prediction

The Astros haven't been great offensively but the last 2 starters have hold the A's to only 1 run per game and now they'll have to face Justin Verlander who has dominated them in the last 3 meetings. Cole Irvin has allowed 13 runs in his last 3 starts against the Astros. Expect the A's to continue struggling to score and the Astros to win again.

PICK: Astros -1.5 (-115)

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