Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction MLB Picks 5/13/24

Houston Astros (15-25) vs Oakland Athletics (19-23)

Game Info: Monday, May 13, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Spencer Arrighetti (0-4) (8.44) vs Ross Stripling (1-6) (5.14)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -156 / Oakland Athletics +131 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate an Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction for this MLB Game on Monday, May 13th at Minute Maid Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Athletics recent form and recent player performance 

-The Astros recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Oakland

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Houston

-Recent betting trends in games played between Oakland and Houston

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the A’s and Astros.

Athletics Pitching Needs to Bounce Back

The Athletics come into this game with a 19-23 record overall and on Sunday they were defeated 8-4. At the end of the second inning, they were down 5-0, and they couldn’t bounce back. Abraham Toro did have a strong game hitting a home run and drove an RBI. Brent Rooker also hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. The Athletics are averaging 3.98 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.74 runs per game. The offense is ranked 22nd while the pitching is ranked 23rd. Brent Rooker is having a strong season hitting ten home runs and driving in 27 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the A’s will be Ross Stripling who sits 1-6 record and an ERA of 6.18. In his last start against the Texas Rangers, he went 1.2 innings giving up 10 hits and 11 runs. 

Can Astros Build on Sunday

The Astros haven’t found a lot of success this season, but maybe they can build on Sunday’s game. The Astros scored nine runs against the Detroit Tigers and that was enough for six run victory. Kyle Tucker hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. Jake Meyers also finished with three hits and three RBis. The Astros are averaging 4.45 runs, while their pitching is giving up 5.15 runs per game. The offense is ranked 14th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 28th. They have a run differential of -0.7 which is 21st in the league. Kyle Tucker has hit 13 home runs and driven in 28 RBis. Getting the start for the Astros will be Spencer Arrigheti, who sits with an 0-4 record and an ERA of 8.44. In his last start against the New York Yankees he went five innings giving up eight hits and five runs. 

Houston Astros Player Prop Facts

  • Jeremy Pena has recorded at least one Single in each of the Astros' last 10 Monday night games.
  • Chas McCormick has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Kyle Tucker has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six appearances against AL opponents.
  • Yordan Alvarez has recorded a Double in four of the Astros' last five night games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Yordan Alvarez has scored at least one run in 17 of his last 19 appearances against the Athletics.
  • Kyle Tucker has hit a home run in five of his last six appearances with the Astros against AL opponents.
  • Yordan Alvarez has recorded at least one total base in each of the Astros' last nine games against AL opponents that held a losing record.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Ryan Noda has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances at Minute Maid Park.
  • Shea Langeliers has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances in night games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one total base in each of the Athletics' last six games as underdogs.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one Single in each of the Athletics' last six games.
  • Seth Brown has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances in night games against AL West teams that held a losing record.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one hit in each of the Athletics' last six road games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Houston Astros rank 1st in the league for batting average this season (.262).
  • The Houston Astros rank 1st in the league for strikeouts against this season (262).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 28th in the league for strikeouts against this season (392).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 4th in the league for home runs this season (55).

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction

If you like high scoring games, this is the one for you. Arrigheti and Stripling have both had their issues this season and both are going to really struggle in this game. Especially the Athletics offense is going to run up the score here early, and that is going to be the difference. Both teams are going to go over seven runs here, and this game is going to be a shootout. Back the over to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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