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MLB Wednesday: Astros vs Athletics

Oakland Athletics

Astros are Red Hot in Series Finale Against Athletics

The Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics will meet on Wednesday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Astros seem to be over the sting of losing in the 2018 American League Championship Series to Houston tries for its 11th straight victory tonight when they wrap up a two-game series. They rolled 9-1 on Tuesday.

TV: 10:07 p.m. ET, MLB Network; AT&T SportsNet Southwest Plus (Houston), NBCS California (Oakland); LINE: Athletics -110; O/U: 8.5 Under -120.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Astros LH Wade Miley (1-1, 3.45 ERA) vs. Athletics RH Frankie Montas (2-1, 3.18)

The Astros’ Josh Reddick played with Oakland from 2012-16. He told reporters “it’s always fun to come back, and to see how much I get booed”. That was before going 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored Tuesday. Will it be worse today? The Athletics are 0-4 versus Houston this season. They have given up 27 runs. The Astros have won eight of their last 10 in Oakland. Houston’s Wade Miley takes the mound Wednesday. He is trying to limit his opponent to three or fewer earned runs for the 20th straight start. The Athletics Frankie Montas, who lost to the Astros two starts ago.

This, That, and a Dart Throw

The Astros, Miley improved to 5-1 with a 1.40 ERA in six career starts versus Oakland. He allowed four hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings of a 6-0 victory on April 6th. Miley survived a 41-pitch first inning in his laststart. He ultimately allowed three runs and six hits in four innings of Houston’s 10-6 win at Seattle on Friday. Carlos Correa is 4-for-6 with a home run and Jose Altuve is 5-for-10 against Montas. Alex Bregman (.302) belted a grand slam Tuesday, giving him seven RBIs this season. Davis leads the majors with 10 home runs. He has gone consecutive games without one after hitting five in the previous three games.

The Athletics’ Montas permitted two runs, seven hits and three walks in five innings of the 3-2 setback at Houston on April 5th. He allowed four runs and six hits in a combined 12 innings for two victories after that. The victories at Baltimore on April 10th and over the Los Angeles Angels on March 31st. Montas is 1-2 with a 5.89 ERA in five games (three starts) against the Astros. Kendrys Morales is 10-for-24 with one RBI while Khris Davis is 2-for-14 with a home run and four RBI’s against Miley.

The Dart Throw: Astros 3, Athletics

MLB Betting Odds & Trends

Houston Astros
Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston’s last 18 games
Houston is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 11 games on the road
Houston is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Oakland
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Houston is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston’s last 15 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland Athletics
Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland’s last 10 games at home
Oakland is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Houston
Oakland is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oakland’s last 15 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at Texas Friday, April 19
Oakland home to Toronto Friday, April 19

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