Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 31 (5/31): MLB
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- May 30, 2022, 11:35:42 PM
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|Time||9:40 p.m. EST|
|Astros money line||-140|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (+130)|
|Athletics money line||+117|
|Athletics run line||+1.5 (-150)|
|Over / under||7|
|Houston Astros||Oakland Athletics|
|Road / home record||17-12||7-19|
|Last 10 record||6-4||3-7|
|Over / under record||12-35-2||21-26-4|
|Runs / game||4.06||3.41|
|Runs allowed / game||3.30||4.24|
The Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros will play the 2nd game of the series at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Tuesday. The Astros won the first of the series 5-1. Yordan Álvarez hit a pair of homers and Framber Valdez pitched a two-hitter complete game.
The Astros get here with a 31-18 record and have won 4 of their last 5 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.
Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.22 ERA, 49 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded for the Astros.
Probable Pitcher: Cristian Javier (3-2, 2.43 ERA)
Javier will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Astros. Javier earned the win over Cleveland on Wednesday, tossing 5.2 scoreless innings and allowing three hits and one walk while striking out nine. In his last 3 starts against the A's he has a 3.17 ERA and 20 strikeouts across 14.2 innings pitched.
The Athletics get here with a 20-31 record and have lost 4 of their last 5 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.
Paul Blackburn gave up 4 runs in in 5 hits including a couple of homers in 6.2 innings pitched in the loss against the Astros.
Probable Pitcher: Frankie Montas (2-4, 3.28 ERA)
Montas will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Athletics. Montas registered a no-decision during Thursday's 4-1 loss to Texas, allowing an unearned run on three hits and two walks with 11 strikeouts in seven innings. In his last 3 starts against the Astros he has a 1.98 ERA and 24 strikeouts across 18.2 innings pitched.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 12 games.
Houston are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 20 games against Houston.
Oakland are 3-16 SU in their last 19 games at home.
The Astros pounded Blackburn and with the help of Famber Valdez held the 4 runs lead to beat the A's on Monday. They'll now send Cristian Javier who's coming from a great game against the Guardians where he didn't allow runs. The A's are sending Frankie Montas to the mound and although he has been really good the team is not helping. Montas has dominated the Astros in his last 3 starts so I expect another low scoring game. Take the under.
PICK: Under 7 (-110)
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