Athletics vs Astros Prediction - MLB Picks 5/19/23
Houston Astros (24-19) vs Oakland Athletics (10-35)
Game Info: Friday, May 19, 2023 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Brandon Bielak (0-1) (3.29) vs Ken Waldichuk (1-2) (7.02)
Betting Odds: Houston Astros -250 / Oakland Athletics +190 --- Over/Under: 10 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros face off on Friday in an MLB Showdown at MinuteMaid Park.
A’s Betting Preview
The A’s sit with a 10-35 record overall and on Wednesday they couldn’t get the job done. They gave up two runs in the top of the 9th and that led to the defeat. Oakland is averaging 3.84 runs while their pitching is giving up 7.42 runs per game. The offense is ranked 27th while the pitching is ranked 30th. On the mound for the A’s will be Ken Waldichuck who sits with a 1-2 record and a ERA of 7.02. In his last start against Texas he went five innings giving up seven hits and four runs.
Astros Betting Preview
The Astros sit with a record of 24-19 and they have won four games in a row. On Wednesday the offense scored seven runs on the way to the victory. The Astros are averaging 4.44 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.72 runs per game. The offense is ranked 15th in the league while the pitching is ranked second. On the mound for the Astros will be Brandon Bielak who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 3.29 In his last start against the White Sox he went five innings giving up eight hits and one run.
A’s vs Astros Trends
Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 overall. Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 games on grass. Athletics are 4-0 in Waldichuk's last 4 starts as an underdog. Astros are 0-5 in Bielaks last 5 starts following a team loss in their previous game. Astros are 0-4 in Bielaks last 4 starts vs. American League West. Astros are 1-6 in Bielaks last 7 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
Shane’s Free Pick
The Astros are going to have little issues getting the job done in this game. Bielak is coming off a start where he gave up only one run and he’s going to lockdown the A’s offense in this game. Waldichuck gave up four runs in his last start and the Astros offense is going to have no issue getting the job done here. Back the Astros -2.5.
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