Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 5/25/24

Oakland Athletics (21-31) vs Houston Astros (22-28)

Game Info: Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

JP Sears (3-3) (4.31) vs Spencer Arrighetti (2-4) (7.16)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +118 / Houston Astros -139 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and the Oakland A’s square off Saturday in MLB action from Oakland Coliseum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Houston Astros will send out Spencer Arrighetti to the mound here and Arrighetti is 2-4 with a 7.16 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Arrighetti’s second career start against Oakland. The Oakland A’s will send out JP Sears here and Sears is 3-3 with a 4.31 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. In his career, Sears is 1-1 with a 3.97 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season.

Houston Astros Recap

The Houston Astros come into this one looking to build on a series-opening 6-3 win over the A’s on Friday. The win was a good start for the Astros to bounce back from the series loss to the Angels to start out the week.

Astros Still Rolling At The Plate

Entering Friday, Jose Altuve has 59 hits and a .291 batting average with 9 home runs, 18 RBIs and 10 doubles while Kyle Tucker has a team-high 17 homers with 11 doubles and 36 RBIs. Yordan Alvarez also has 9 homers with 21 RBIs while Tucker has the Astros’ team lead with 9 stolen bases so far this season. Jeremy Pena also has a team-high 63 hits as well this season.

Why the Houston Astros will win

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last nine games against American League opponents.
  • The Astros have won 15 of their last 16 day games against the Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum following a road win.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in each of their last nine games.
  • The road team has covered the run line in each of the Athletics' last four games.
  • The Athletics have lost the first inning in each of their last three day games.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four day games.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last 12 games.

Oakland A’s Recap

The Oakland A’s will look to bounce back after starting the series on the wrong foot with Friday’s loss, failing to build some momentum after their series win over the Colorado Rockies to start the week.

A’s Regress Back To Familiar Act

Going into Friday’s opener, Brent Rooker leads the A’s with 11 home runs and 32 RBIs this season while Abraham Toro has a team-high 51 hits and 19 RBIs. JJ Bleday has a team-high 14 doubles, 44 hits and 21 RBIs and Toro has a .282 batting average. Rooker also has the unfortunate title of leading strikeout bat with 53 K’s at the dish this season. Shea Langeliers has also chipped in 10 home runs and 26 RBIs.

Why the Oakland Athletics will win

  • The home team has won 10 of the Athletics' last 12 games.
  • The Astros have lost each of their last three games following a win.
  • The Astros have failed to cover the run line each of their last four day games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line in four of their last five day games against American League opponents following a home loss.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

I’m on the over here. I haven’t been able to trust Spencer Arrighetti whatsoever to this point, as I just don’t feel that he’s major league ready. It just feels like Arrighetti (who I think will be fine in his career), was just rushed a little too early, and he needs more seasoning at the minor league level. Oakland I think can get to Arrighetti here for a few runs, but JP Sears, while he’s normally Oakland’s best shot at a win from starting pitching alongside Paul Blackburn, has struggled in some of his recent outings and the Astros historically have been a strong team against lefties. I think we have a high-scoring game brewing here. Give me the over in this one.

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

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