Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction MLB Picks 5/15/24

Houston Astros (16-25) vs Oakland Athletics (19-24)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Framber Valdez (2-1) (3.64) vs Aaron Brooks (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -233 / Oakland Athletics +192 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate an Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction for this MLB Game on Wednesday, May 15th 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 Looks to Bounce Back

The Athletics offense scored only one run on Tuesday and that led to the one run defeat. JP Sears was good on the mound going five innings giving up five hits and one run. In this game the A’s need to find a way to give their pitching some run support. The Athletics are averaging 3.93 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.84 runs per game. The offense is ranked 22nd in the league while the pitching is ranked 25th. 

Home Run Ball Has Been Good for the Athletics

They are averaging 1.28 home runs per game which is 4th in the league. Brent Rooker has hit 10 home runs and driven in 27 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Athletics will be Aaron Brooks who will be making his first start of the season. His last appearance in the MLB was in 2022 with the St. Louis Cardinals

Astros Turning Around Season?

Maybe the Astros are turning around their season, as they have won three games in a row. On Tuesday, the pitching was perfect, and they are going to need the pitching to be good again here. The Astros are averaging 4.56 runs, while their pitching is giving up 5.07 runs per game. The offense is ranked 13th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 26th. They have a run differential of -0.51 which is 20th in the league. They are averaging 9.12 hits per game, which is top in baseball. Getting the start for the Astros will be Framber Valdez, who sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 3.63. In his last start against the Detroit Tigers, he went seven innings giving up six hits and two runs. 

Why the Houston Astros will win

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last nine games at Minute Maid Park against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Astros have won each of their last four games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six Wednesday night games against AL West opponents.
  • The Astros have led after 3 innings in each of their last three games against the Athletics.
  • The Astros have led after 5 innings in each of their last four night games against opponents 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 three home games against the Athletics.
  • Alex Bregman has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Astros' last four night games.
  • Kyle Tucker has recorded two or more total bases in seven of his last eight appearances against AL opponents.
  • Framber Valdez has recorded seven or more strikeouts in each of his last seven appearances at Minute Maid Park against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Alex Bregman has scored at least one run in each of the Astros' last four games against AL opponents.
  • Jose Abreu has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 Wednesday appearances against teams that held a losing record.
  • Jeremy Pena has recorded at least one Single in 15 of the Astros' last 17 games as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Framber Valdez has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances with the Astros as favorites against the Athletics.
  • Kyle Tucker has recorded a Double in each of the Astros' last three night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Kyle Tucker ranks 4th amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.596) this season.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Brent Rooker has hit a home run in four of his last 10 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one hit in each of the Athletics' last eight games as underdogs.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one total base in each of the Athletics' last eight games as road underdogs.
  • Ryan Noda has recorded an RBI in three of his last four road appearances against the Astros.
  • Ryan Noda has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances against the Astros.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one Single in each of the Athletics' last eight games as underdogs.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Houston Astros rank 28th in the league for walks allowed this season (174).
  • The Houston Astros rank 4th in the league for hits this season (380).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank T28th in the league for strikeouts against this season (418).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 4th in the league for home runs this season (55).

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction

The Astros are going to have no issue running up the score here. There is a reason Brooks hasn’t been in the league since 2022, and he’s going to be lit up here. The Astros get plenty of hits, and they are also going to have no issue running up the score here. The Astros are going to get another good start from Framber Valdez and that will be the difference here as Houston will get the job done. Back the Astros on the run line. 

Shane’s Pick Astros -1.5

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