Here can be the finale of a four-game string between two AL West Division foes that will earn berths into the post-season match. The Houston Astros lead the AL West Division from 8.5 games over the A’s, who conquered them 5-3 yesterday.
This show started out with the A’s 15-0 being blanked by the Astros the A’s revenging that humiliating loss using a football-like score of 21-7.
There are 3 groups and they are all within one game of each other in the standings. The Tampa Bay Rays (87-60) maintain the initial AL Wild Card and possess a 1/2-game lead on the A’s (86-60), and also a 1-game lead over the Cleveland Indians (86-61).
The A has the chance to make the postseason in 81 percent due in part to having the most easy remaining schedule among the three groups. They will confront opponents with losing records.
The opponents would be the Texas Rangers (73-74, 3-games Off, 3-games House ), Kansas City (54-92, 3-games Away), Los Angeles Angels (67-80, 2-games House ), along with the Seattle Mariners (60-86, four-games Off ).
The Astros will have their ace right-hander Justin Verlander (18-5, 2.52) while the A’s will counter with Homer Bailey (12-8, 4.87).
Verlander is a contender for the AL Cy Young Award and is in top shape coming in this matchup. He directs MLB with 18 wins, next using a 2.52 ERA, first with a 0.77 WHIP, next with 281 strikeouts, original with 200 innings pitched, and minute using a 7.2 WAR (Wins Above Replacement).
Over his last seven starts, he’s averaged an outstanding 72-point game rating, includes a 4-1 record with a 1.86 ERA allowing only 10 earned runs on 26 hits, five free moves (walks), also contains rated 68 batters over 48??1/3 innings of work.
In his final five starts confronting the A’s the results are comparable to averaging a 68-point game score, 3-0 record and two no-decisions, 1.95 ERA, allowing seven earned runs on 20 hits, five walks enabled, along with 42 strikeouts crossing 32??1/3 innings pitched.
Verlander has enabled a 0.219 batting average, also 0.251 on-base-percentage (OBP) into the current members of the A’s in their various careers crossing 167 at-bats. However, just two of those snakes in the lineup of the A have experienced victory against Verlander.
Chris Davis is batting 0.316 (6-for-19) in 19 plate looks like a house run. Marcus Semien is batting 0.286 (8-for-28) for example a home run confronting Verlander. The A’s lineup is scrappy and are great at working counts in their favor against elite novices such as Verlander.
In 2019, the A’s are 6-6 straight-up (SU) creating a $100 bettor a $100 profit averaging a 135-dog wager and 7-5 with the +1.5 Run Line making a $100 bettor a $155 profit averaging a -115 wager when on the street facing an elite right-wing rookie with an ERA of 3.00 or lower on the year.
This question has earned a strong 95-52 record for 65 bets within the previous five seasons.
The prerequisites would be to play against all favorites that have been on a hitting batting batting 0.325 or higher over their past three games and is facing an opponent using a starting pitcher in top shape posting an ERA of 2.50 or reduced over his last five starts.
This is another bet that is currently moving against the grain of common sense, but the best choice is on the Oakland A’s.
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