Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics - 9/9/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics - 9/9/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (22-21) at Oakland Athletics (25-15)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 9:10 pm (Ring Central Coliseum)

Luis Garcia (0-0) (2.08) vs. Jesus Luzardo (2-2) (3.76)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -160 / Houston Astros +140 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum. 

The Houston Astros need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Astros have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Astros have lost five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Carlos Correa leads the Astros with 43 hits and 23 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Kyle Tucker have combined for 82 hits and 54 RBI. Luis Garcia gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Garcia’s first career game against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Athletics have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The Athletics have won eight of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Matt Chapman leads the Athletics with 33 hits and 25 RBI while Stephen Piscotty and Marcus Semien have combined for 64 hits and 40 RBI. Jesus Luzardo gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 4.23 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Luzardo is 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

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The Astros are 11-3 in their last 14 during game 4 of a series, 5-17 in their last 22 games as an underdog and 2-12 in their last 14 road games. The Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games, 20-6 in their last 26 during game 4 of a series and 22-10 in their last 32 overall. The over is 10-4 in Astros last 14 overall. The under is 4-1 in Athletics last 5 overall. The Astros are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings.

We still don't know why to expect from Luis Garcia who has just 4.1 career innings under his belt, while Jesus Luzardo has allowed 15 runs and 33 hits in his last 31.2 innings. Luzardo has a 2.86 ERA in 28.1 innings at home this season. Also, one win last night doesn't make us forget about the Astros struggles over the last two weeks. I'll take the Athletics and the RL for max betting value in this spot. 

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Randy’s Pick Oakland Athletics -1.5

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