Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics, third series between these two teams, so far no one has the advantage, both have won a series, but this last series of the season could define everything. The Astros are still fighting for the wild card, they know they can qualify to the post season, but the Athletics are also looking for a qualifying option. It is not safe for anyone.
Houston Astros: It’s time to win games at home.
The defending champions at home have a record loss, 33 wins and 29 losses with 53.2% effectiveness. The Astros on the road are superior, but at home lately they have suffered defeats that have left them marked. Before this series the Astros lost 2-1 against the Rockies, they just won the last game of the series to put an end to a losing streak of nine games at home.
Gerrit Cole will open the series at home, is one of the best with the Astros, 11 wins and 5 losses this season with 2.73 ERA, .688 and 1,008 WHIP. 3-2 for Cole in the last 5 games at home. The Astros are scoring an average of 4.37 runs per game, 7.85 hits and 1.16 homeruns. The defense is delivering up to 10.97 strikeouts and 3.61 runs on average for visitors.
Oakland Athletics: We can win this last series.
The Athletics won the last series on the road against the Astros, they actually beat the champions in every game in that series, although they lost the second 5-6, the Athletics closed the series 3-1. On the road the Athletics have a record of 39 wins and 26 losses with 60% of effectiveness. Before this series the Athletics had a record of 5-5 on the road in the last games, also won the series against the Twins and Angels.
Edwin Jackson is available for the first game, he will also be playing in the second game. Jackson this season have a record of 4 wins and 3 losses, 2.97 ERA and 1,147 WHIP. Jackson is a 16 year old vet and this is his first year with the Athletics.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics 08/27/2018 is: Take the Houston Astros -145 (moneyline)
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