Athletics vs Astros Prediction - MLB Picks 9/11/23

Houston Astros (82-62) vs Oakland Athletics (44-99)

Game Info: Monday, September 11, 2023 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Framber Valdez (11-9) (3.30) vs Ken Waldichuk (2-7) (5.62)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -260 / Oakland Athletics +230 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at Minute Maid Park. 

When is this Season Over?

The Athletics are just hoping for this season to end and they are coming off another loss on Sunday. On Sunday the Rangers pitching gave up nine runs and that led to the defeat. The Athletics are averaging 3.68 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.78 runs per game. The offense is ranked 30th while the pitching is ranked 29th. On the mound for the A’s is Mason Miller who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 3.09. The A’s are going to need Mason to have a very good start here, or this is going to be a long game. 

Astros Bats Are Hot

The Astros have won two games in a row and the bats have a ton of confidence heading into this game. On Sunday the Astros scored 12 runs and ended up winning by ten. Jose Altuve finished with one home run and three runs driven in.  The Astros are averaging 5.16 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.36 runs per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league while the pitching is ranked 11th. On the mound for the Astros is Framber Valdez who sits with an 11-9 record and an ERA of 3.30. 

Shane's Free Pick

The Astors bats are hot, and they are going to find success again in this game. Look for the Astros to have no issue run up the score against Mason Miller. The Stros are going to score at least seven or eight runs here and that will be the difference as the Astros are going to get the job done here. 

Shane’s Pick Astros -1.5

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