Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 25 (7/25): MLB

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 25 (7/25): MLB

Credit: photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 9:40 p.m. EST
Athletics money line +185
Athletics run line +1.5 (+110)
Astros money line -225
Astros run line -1.5 (-130)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Oakland Athletics  Houston Astros
Record 35-63 64-32
Home / road record 14-34 34-18
Last 10 record 6-4 7-3
Streak L1 W5
Over / under record 39-52-6 33-57-5
Runs / game 3.31 4.43
Runs allowed / game 4.49 3.32

 

Preview

The Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Astros swept the Mariners in their last series and the A's beat the Rangers 2 of 3 times. The Astros have won 6 of the 9 head to head games vs the Athletics this season.

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics get here with a 35-63 record and have won 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 3.31 runs per game. They're batting for .212 AVG, 321 runs scored in 671 hits and 74 home runs, ranking #29 in offense, the second worst in the MLB behind the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sean Murphy is batting for .245 AVG. Seth Brown leads the team with 41 RBI and 12 home runs.

Defensively are allowing 4.49 runs per game, ranking #21 in the league. Paul Blackburn leads the team with a 4.35 ERA, 82 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded with the A's.

Probable Pitcher:  Adam Oller (0-3, 8.56 ERA)

Oller will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for Oakland. Oller pitched 4.1 innings in a 4-3 win in Houston, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three. He did not factor in the decision.

Houston Astros

The Astros get here with a 64-32 record and have won 5 games in a row. They're averaging 4.43 runs and batting for .240 AVG, 421 runs scored in 755 hits and 134 home runs, ranking #14 in offense in the league behind the Texas Rangers. Yordan Alvarez leads the team batting for .307 avg with 28 home runs and 65 RBI. 

Defensively they are allowing 3.32 runs per game and ranking #2 in the league. Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.86 ERA, 117 strikeouts and 13 wins recorded for the Astros.

Probable Pitcher:  Jake Odorizzi (4-2, 3.56 ERA)

Odorizzi will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Astros. Odorizzi struck out five batters in 5.1 innings against Oakland, allowing three runs on five hits and a hit batsman. He did not factor in the decision. He is 2-4 with an ERA of 3.70 and 50 strikeouts in 12 appearances versus the Athletics in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Houston Astros are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 11 games at home.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing at home against Houston.

Prediction

The Astros are on a hot streak as they have won 5 games in a row and 6 of their last 7 games on the road. Jake Odorizzi last 2 starts have been against the Athletics and he has allowed 3 runs in 12.1 innings. The A's are the second worst offense in the league but they haven't been that bad lately as they have won 4 of their last 6 games averaging 5 runs per game. Adam Oller last start was against the Astros where he allowed 3 runs in 4.1 innings. The Astros are clearly the best team here bu with the A's offense riding some momentum I think the best play is the over.

PICK: Over 8 (-110)

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