Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 5/26/2024

The Houston Astros (23-29) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (22-32) on Sunday, May 26th. This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland and televised on None. The Athletics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Astros are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Athletics. First pitch is set for 4:07 ET.

Astros vs Athletics

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The most recent game o of this A’s vs Astros series came right down to the end, as the A’s rallied late for a 3-1 win. Heading into the game, they were at +131 on the money line.

Oakland got to Astros starter Spencer Arrighetti, who gave up three earned runs in just five innings of work and took the loss. As for the A’s, they got a good outing from JP Sears, who gave up just two hits and no earned runs across six innings of work and got the win.

At the plate, the A’s were led by Seth Brown and Brent Rooker, who each had an RBI. Mauricio Dubon was the only Astros hitter to drive in a run.

Houston is 3rd in the AL West, trailing the Mariners by 3.5 games. Overall, the Astros are 23-29 as they play on the road today vs. the Athletics. So far, they have gone 11-8 against other teams in the AL West.

The Astros have an overall series record of 7-8-1 this year, and they are 6-4 across their last 10 games. As the road favorite, the Astros are 5-11 this year, and they are 18-23 as the favorite overall.

When the Astros win, they win big, with an average run margin of 4.3 runs per game. But when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.6 runs per game. This has led to a run line record of 21-31, including a 9-14 mark on the road. They have been the favorite in 41 games, going 15-26 against the run line in those contests.

The Astros are on the road against the Athletics today, with the over/under line set at 9 runs. The combined run average in Astros games this season is 9.2 runs, and their over/under record is 21-28. The average over/under line for their games is exactly 9 runs, and when the line is set at 9 runs, their over/under record is 8-5-2. So far this season, 26.9% of their games have had over/under lines set at 9 runs or higher, while 44.2% of their games have had lines set lower than 9 runs.

Ronel Blanco Gets The Start For The Astros

Ronel Blanco gets the start for the Astros today as he faces the Athletics on the road. So far, he has made eight starts and has a record of 4-0 with an ERA of 2.09. Blanco’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.06. In his 47 1/3 innings of work, Blanco has one complete game shutout and five quality starts. Looking back at his last outing, Blanco finished with a no-decision, going three innings and not giving up a run to the Athletics. Before that, he had won three straight starts. Blanco has given up two homers in each of his last two outings.

Astros Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the Astros are the top-hitting team in the league, with a team batting average of .263. They are also the league’s top home run hitting team, and their team on-base percentage of .329 is 5th in the league. Kyle Tucker has been the team’s top power threat this season, as his 17 homers are the most in the league, and he is also 9th in the league with 37 RBIs.

Yordan Alvarez comes into the game on a seven-game hitting streak, and over his last six games, he is batting .409 with one home run. For the season, he is batting .270 with 22 RBIs. Jose Altuve and Kyle Tucker are also among the league leaders in home runs, with 9 apiece, and Altuve is batting .294 for the season.

With an overall record of 22-32, the Athletics are 5.5 games behind the Mariners for the AL West lead. So far, they have really struggled against other AL West teams, going 5-11. Oakland has dropped two straight games and are just 3-7 over their last 10.

At home, the Athletics are 13-15 this season compared to 9-17 on the road. This year, they have been really bad in night games, going 9-21. As the underdog, the Athletics are 16-30 this season and 7-13 when the underdog at home. Oakland has been good as the favorite, putting up a record of 6-2 this year. Currently, they are 4th in the AL West, 5.5 games behind the Mariners for the division lead.

When the Athletics win, they do so by an average of 3.1 runs per game, which is why they have a 25-29 run line record this season. Their average run margin is -1.1, and they have a 13-15 run line record at home. They have a run line record of 12-14 on the road, where their average run margin is -1.8. They are 2-6 vs. the run line as the favorite and 23-23 as the underdog.

The Oakland Athletics are playing at home against the Houston Astros today, and the over/under line for the game is set at 9 runs. The combined run average for Athletics games this season is 8.7 runs, and their over/under record is 26-26. The average over/under line for their games is 8 runs, and when the line is set at 9 runs, their record is 2-1-1. Only 3.7% of their games have had over/under lines set at 9 runs, with the majority of their games having lower lines.

Aaron Brooks Gets The Start For The Athletics

Coming into today’s start, Aaron Brooks has gone 6 innings in each of his first two starts. He took a loss in his first outing of the season against the Astros, and then he went 6 innings and gave up 3 runs in a no-decision vs. the Rockies.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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As a team, the Athletics are batting just .224 this season, which is 22nd in the league. However, they do have the 4th ranked home run total in the league and are averaging 4.6 runs per game at home. Overall, they are 27th in the league at 3.8 runs per contest. Brent Rooker has been a bright spot for the Athletics offense, as his 11 homers is 6th in the league and leads the team. He is also batting .286 for the season and has gone 10/29 in his last seven games.

Abraham Toro has also been a big addition to the lineup, as he is batting .274 with five homers and 19 RBIs. Shea Langeliers is 2nd on the team with 10 homers but is batting just .212 for the season. He is also on a four-game hitting streak.

Astros vs Athletics Prediction

Our pick for today’s Astros vs. Athletics matchup is to go with the Athletics on the money line, with the payout sitting at +144. We have the Athletics winning this one by a score of 6-5, giving us a little wiggle room with the over/under line, which is currently at 9 runs.

Looking at today’s starting pitchers, we have Aaron Brooks finishing with five strikeouts compared to Ronel Blanco, who we have finishing with just four. However, Brooks is projected to go just five innings, while Blanco is projected to go eight.

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