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Astros at Athletics 8/18/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Game Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros
Date & Time Sunday August 18, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)
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Latest odds
HOU -166 Total 9.5
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NSCA

The Houston Astros are set to visit Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California for an American League West clash against the Oakland Athletics. The Houston Astros come into this matchup with a 78-45 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping a recent road game against the Oakland Athletics, 3-2 in 13 innings. Justin Verlander received the starting nod for the Houston Astros, and he had success as he gave up 2 earned runs in 7 innings. Yuli Gurriel had a solid game from the plate for the Houston Astros as he contributed his 85th RBI of the season.

The Houston Astros are set to start Zack Greinke (2-0, 3.00 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings against the Chicago White Sox. Zack Greinke had success in 1 start against the Oakland Athletics during the 2018 season as he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings.
The Oakland Athletics come into this matchup with a 70-52 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning a recent home game against the Houston Astros, 3-2 in 13 innings. Tanner Roark received the starting nod for the Oakland Athletics, and he had success as he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings. Matt Canha had a big game from the plate for the Oakland Athletics as he went 3 for 5 with 1 HR and 1 RBI.

The Oakland Athletics are set to start Brett Anderson (10-8, 3.95 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings against the San Francisco Giants. Brett Anderson struggled in his 1 start against the Houston Astros during the 2019 season as he gave up 3 earned runs in 5.1 innings.

Recent Betting Trends

Athletics are 6-4 in the last 10 games.
Astros are 32-25 in the last 57 away games as favorites.
Astros are 4-6 in the last 10 against the money line.
Athletics are 6-4 in the last 10 games against the money line.

Free Pick:
Houston Astros -170

The Houston Astros are in dire need of a victory as they have dropped 5 consecutive games, and they have the right guy on the mound here to get them back on track. Zack Greinke has been everything the Astros have hoped for thus far as the right-handed starter is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA. The Astros are a more talented team than the Athletics as they have one of the best lineups and baseball. The Astros currently have 7 guys with 50+ RBIs on the season, and they will need that offensive production on the road to support one of their top arms. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win 5-2.

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