OAKLAND vs. HOUSTON 8/28/2018 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The OAKLAND and the HOUSTON will both be gunning for a victory on 8/28/2018 at 8:10 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

GAME: Oakland Athletics (79-53) at Houston Astros (81-50)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 28 – 8:10 PM EST
WHERE: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

967 OAKLAND 8.5 (-190)
8.5 (-110) 160

TV: 8:10 PM
LINE: -170

Oddsmakers currently have the HOUSTON listed as -170 point favorites versus the OAKLAND, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.5.

The Houston Astros delivered the opening salvo in a pivotal three-game series with the Oakland Athletics and look for their seventh consecutive triumph when they host the middle contest on Tuesday. Alex Bregman and Tyler White each recorded a homer and four RBIs as Houston posted an 11-4 victory on Monday to expand its lead over Oakland in the American League West to 2 1/2 games.

Bregman matched his career best of four hits in the series opener and is 15-for-33 with two homers and eight RBIs during his eight-game hitting streak. White is 9-for-22 with two blasts and eight RBIs during his five-game run and has recorded six homers and 19 RBIs in August. The Athletics are 16-7 this month despite the series-opening setback and hold a 4 1/2-game lead over Seattle for the AL’s second wild-card spot. Marcus Semien and Matt Chapman hit two-run homers in the opener, and the latter has registered four shots and seven RBIs over his last four games.

TV: 8:10 p.m. ET, NBCS California (Oakland), AT&T SportsNet-Southwest (Houston)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Athletics RH Edwin Jackson (4-3, 2.97 ERA) vs. Astros RH Charlie Morton (13-3, 3.05)

Jackson lost to Texas in his last turn as he gave up four runs and seven hits over 4 1/3 innings. The 34-year-old has surrendered four homers – and six runs – over 9 1/3 frames in his last two starts after not allowing an earned run over 19 1/3 innings in his previous three outings. Jackson settled for a no-decision against the Astros on Aug. 17, when he gave up two runs and five hits in five frames, and is 2-2 with a 4.11 ERA in nine career appearances (eight starts) versus the team.

Morton picked up a win against Seattle in his last outing despite allowing a season high-tying six runs and seven hits over five innings. The 34-year-old has thrived at home, going 8-2 with a 3.00 ERA while registering 100 strikeouts in 78 frames. Morton has posted a 2.89 ERA in two no-decisions against the Athletics this season and is 1-1 with a 3.80 ERA in four career meetings.


1. Astros OF George Springer (quadriceps) went 1-for-3 with two walks on Monday after missing six consecutive starts.

2. Oakland recalled Daniel Mengden from Triple-A Nashville and optioned fellow RHP Chris Bassitt to the Sounds.

3. Houston C Brian McCann (knee) is finishing a rehab assignment and slated to be activated by Saturday at the latest.

PREDICTION: Astros 5, Athletics 3



W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Oakland 79-53 L1 39-26 40-27 16-7 24-7 27-31 12-8
Houston 81-50 W6 34-29 47-21 12-12 19-7 39-25 11-6


Oakland Houston
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
8/27/18 OAK 4 HOU 11 .188 2 .673 .421 2 1.173


Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
OAK S. Piscotty .304 17 .887
HOU G. Springer .364 24 .978
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
OAK K. Davis 5 13 14
HOU A. Bregman 6 12 16
Pitching ERA Avg K
OAK 5.67 .224 109
HOU 3.80 .282 159
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
OAK M. Chapman .284 122 .900
HOU J. Altuve .332 143 .868
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
OAK K. Davis 39 75 103
HOU A. Bregman 25 88 83
Pitching ERA Avg K
OAK 3.79 .251 1008
HOU 3.12 .257 1370

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