Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction MLB Picks 5/14/24

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

Game Info: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Ronel Blanco (4-0) (2.23) vs JP Sears (3-2) (4.20)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -179 / Oakland Athletics +151 --- 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 Tuesday, May 14th 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 Athletics and Astros. 

Athletics Offense Struggles

The Athletics offense really struggled on Monday scoring only two runs and that led to the seven run defeat. JJ Bleday did drive in a run but that was the only real bright spot for the team. Ross Stripling actually pitched pretty well going five innings giving up only two runs. 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 JP Sears who sits with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 4.20. In his last start against the Texas Rangers he went 5.2 innings giving up eight hits and four runs. Two starts against the Miami Marlins he went 6.1 innings giving up four hits and zero runs. 

Astros Turning Around Season?

The Astros have struggled most of the season but maybe they are finally figuring it out. On Monday the offense scored nine runs and that was enough for the seven run victory. Alex Bregman had a strong game hitting two home runs and driving in four 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 Ronel Blanco who sits with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 2.23. In his last start against the New York Yankees, he went 5.2 innings giving up four hits and two runs. He had four walks. 

Why the Oakland Athletics will win

  • The Astros have lost eight of their last 10 games as favorites following a home win.
  • The Athletics have won four of their last five games as underdogs against AL West opponents following a road loss.
  • The Astros have failed to cover the run line in 10 of their last 11 night games following a home win.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line in four of their last five night games against teams that held a losing record.

Houston Astros Player Prop Facts

  • Alex Bregman has hit at least one home run in each of the Astros' last two home games against the Athletics.
  • Kyle Tucker has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven appearances.
  • Jose Altuve has scored at least one run in six of his last seven appearances with the Astros as favorites against the Athletics.
  • Chas McCormick has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jeremy Pena has recorded at least one Single in each of the Astros' last six games.
  • Chas McCormick has recorded at least one total base in 15 of his last 16 home appearances against AL opponents.
  • Kyle Tucker ranks 4th amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.595) this season.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Shea Langeliers has hit at least one home run in three of his last four Tuesday appearances.
  • Shea Langeliers has recorded at least one RBI in three of the Athletics' last four games against the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
  • JP Sears has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last three appearances with the Athletics as road underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Shea Langeliers has scored at least one run in each of his last seven Tuesday night appearances.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one total base in each of the Athletics' last seven games as road underdogs.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one hit in each of the Athletics' last seven games as underdogs.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded a Double in three of the Athletics' last four games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one Single in each of the Athletics' last seven games as underdogs.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Houston Astros rank 1st in the league for strikeouts against this season (265).
  • The Houston Astros rank 28th in the league for ERA this season (4.89).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 27th in the league for batting average this season (.223).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 27th in the league for hits allowed this season (365).

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction

The Athletics are going to find success in this game. JP Sears sits with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 4.20. Two starts ago he gave up zero runs and he’s going to step up again in this game. Ronel Blanco has been good this season and he will probably be good again in this game but there is so much value here with the A’s. Sears can go toe to toe, and he’s going to lead Oakland to success. Back Oakland on the money line to cash here. 

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