When a team comes towards the end of the season and sees their division lead start to dwindle, they often look at the schedule to see if any help is waiting for them there. The Houston Astros are struggling on MLB odds at the moment, and the schedule maker has not been very kind to them as they head down the stretch. The Astros will close out a 3-game series versus the A’s in Oakland on Wednesday.
Sneak Peek at the Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics Pro Baseball Betting Prediction & Game Info
Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Venue: O.co Coliseum
Opening Line: Houston -147
— Houston Astros (@astros) September 8, 2015
The Astros (75-63) appear to be in a little bit of trouble, as their 4-6 record over the last 10 games has seen their division lead over the Texas Rangers reduced to just 2. There is even more reason for concern, as Houston is now in the midst of a 10-game road trip that sees them head to LA to face the Angels, followed by a critical match-up in Texas against the Rangers. Houston has been dominant at home this season, but have had their struggles away from Minute Maid Park.
They are 12 games under .500 on the road, and got this trip off to an unpleasant start by losing 10-9 to an A’s team that they really should be able to beat quite handily. Collin McHugh (15-7, 3.75 ERA) will try to make it 3 wins in a row when he gets the start on Wednesday.
The win against the Astros on Monday was big for the A’s (59-79) in a couple of different ways. It was big for them to get a win against a team that is potentially bound for the playoffs, and it also marked their first victory in the month of September. Given their schedule over the final few weeks of the season, the Oakland fans may want to enjoy this one, as it looks as though wins may e few and far between in the remaining series. That means that the A’s may well be doomed to finishing the season with the worst record in the AL, but whether or not they can lose enough to land the top pick in the draft remains to be seen. This is a team that is still clinging to a positive (+1) run differential, which suggests that they are perhaps not as bad as the teams with which they are sharing the cellars with across the MLB. Aaron Brooks (1-2, 6.91 ERA) has not been particularly good in any of his starts for Oakland this season.
Key Online Betting Trends
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games
Houston is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Houston’s last 25 games on the road
Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games
Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
This pitching match-up looks to be very heavily in favor of the Houston Astros, so look for them to finish this series with a win.