Astros vs A's Prediction - MLB Picks 5/27/23

Oakland Athletics (10-42) vs Houston Astros (28-21)

Game Info: Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

() () vs Framber Valdez (4-4) (2.45)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics / Houston Astros --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at the Oakland Coliseum. In Game 1 it was the Astros that were able to secure the 5-2 victory.

Astros Betting Preview

The Astros sit with a 29-21 record overall and on Friday the pitching was again strong. Hunte Brown had a strong game going seven innings giving up four hits and two runs. The Astros are averaging 4.36 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.54 runs per game. The offense is ranked 18th while the pitching is ranked 1st. Yordan Alvarez has hit 12 home runs and driven in 46 RBIs. On the mound for the Astros will be Framber Valdez and he sits with a 4-4 record and an ERA of 4.25. In his last start against Oakland he went nine innings giving up four hits and zero runs. 

A’s Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the A’s who sit with a 10-43 record overall and the offense again really let them down on Friday. Seth Brown drove in the only two runs for the A’s. Oakland is averaging 3.49 runs while their pitching is giving up 7.11 runs per game. The offense i ranked 29th in the league while the pitching is ranked 30th. Brent Rooker has hit 11 home runs and driven in 32 RBIs. 

Astros vs A’s Trends

Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. Astros are 4-0 in Valdezs last 4 Saturday starts. Astros are 6-1 in Valdezs last 7 road starts vs. a team with a losing record. Astros are 8-2 in their last 10 overall. Athletics are 1-8 in their last 9 Saturday games. Athletics are 9-42 in their last 51 overall.

Shane’s Free Pick

The A’s offense is giving up 7.11 runs per game and they are going to really struggle again in this game with the pitching. The Astros offense scored six runs on Friday and they are going to score at least that here. The A’s aren’t going to be keeping up, and this will be an easy win for Houston. Back the Astros -1.5. 

Shane’s Pick Astros -1.5

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