The Houston Astros (30-18) are fielding Cristian Javier (3-2, ERA: 2.43) as starting pitcher when they visit Frankie Montas (2-4, ERA: 3.28) and the Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in California, on Tuesday. In today’s game, the Astros come out as 1.5-point favorites against the Athletics. See more predictions in the Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics odds and picks in FBR’s MLB Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Athletics +1.5 (-110)
- Astros vs Athletics Over/Under: 7 points
The Athletics (24-26 ATS) went 5-10 SU in their last 15 games and 5-20 ATS at home, while they are 11-12-2 Over/Under in Oakland. The total has gone OVER in 14 of Oakland’s last 20 matches against Houston, even as the A’s are 3-15 SU in their last 18 outings at home.
The Astros (23-25 ATS) were 14-14 ATS away and 7-19-2 O/U Away, even as the total has gone OVER in eight of Houston’s last 10 contests when playing on the road against Oakland. Framber Valdez allowed only one run on two hits the last time along with seven strikeouts and three walks to mark his first complete match of his career where he lowered his ERA to 2.57.
Oakland saw Paul Blackburn taking his first loss of the season after he allowed three homers. The Athletics are coming off two defeats and a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, even as they look forward to seeing Montas (2-4) to make his 11th start for the season.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 5 Houston Astros – 2 Oakland Athletics
- Over/Under — OVER 7 points
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