Athletics vs Astros Picks and Prediction – 5/16/2024

By: Garrett Beaverson |

Last Updated: 05/14/2024 at 3:47 PM ET

Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros 05/15/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/16/2024, 12:10 AM UTC
Latest Odds: HOU -230 ; O/U 8

Athletics vs Astros Prediction

Baseball fans, get ready for an exciting MLB matchup as the Oakland Athletics face off against the Houston Astros in what promises to be a thrilling game at the ballpark. Both teams are eager to secure a crucial win as they continue their pursuit of success in the league. Get in on all the action with our free MLB picks.

The Oakland Athletics (19-24) are gearing up for a challenging showdown on the road against the Houston Astros. The Athletics looked like the bottom dwellers of the MLB in April, but a recent six-game win streak has them back to a respectable record. Oakland is led by hitters Abraham Toro (.291 AVG) and Brent Rooker (10 home runs). With their potent lineup and solid pitching rotation, the Athletics are well-equipped to compete against any opponent in the league.

Meanwhile, the Houston Astros (16-25) are prepared to defend their home turf and claim victory against the Athletics. The Astros have been a dominant force in the MLB over they years, but Houston has struggled this season, and is behind Oakland in the AL West. With standout players such as José Altuve (.315 AVG) and Kyle Tucker (13 home runs) leading the charge, the Astros pose a formidable threat at home.

Our Free MLB Pick for Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics

Athletics vs Astros Pick

Earlier in the season, the Astros would have been a smash spot, but Houston has just disappointed all year. Meanwhile, the Athletics have shown life on offense, even beating MIami 20-4 10 days ago. Both sides should have plenty of firepower to get this Over, as all seven of Oakland's previous games have gone. Prediction: Athletics win 6-4.

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