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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 5/26/2023 Tips, Free Picks and Previews

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 5/26/2023 Tips, Free Picks and Previews

A weekend series begins with two clubs from the AL West going head-to-head in front of literally hundreds of spectators in northern California. In the opening game of a three-game series against the Oakland A’s on Friday night, the Houston Astros are traveling. Houston was blanked 4-0 on Wednesday, losing the last game of a three-game road series with the Brewers. Oakland lost 6-1 on Wednesday night, so they entered the last game of a four-game series against Seattle wanting to avoid a whitewash. The Astros won all three games at home from May 19 to 21 to sweep the inaugural series between the two clubs.

After beating Milwaukee on Monday, Houston had won three straight games and 11 of 12, only to lose consecutive games to end their series with the Brewers. With a record of 28-21 as of Thursday, the Astros were three games behind the Rangers in first place in the AL West. Houston had just four hits overall on Wednesday, with no player having more than one. The one extra-base hit, a double by Alex Bregman, was the only one for the Astros, who were 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position. 6.2 innings pitched by Brandon Bielak (1-2), who suffered the setback, saw him surrender four runs on five hits, one walk, and three strikeouts.

In this game, Astros pitcher Hunter Brown will make his tenth start of the season. He enters the game with a record of 4-1, a 3.20 ERA, a 1.263 WHIP, 17 walks, and 56 strikeouts in 50.2 innings pitched. In his most recent start, which took place Saturday at home against the A’s, Brown was not taken into consideration. He pitched six innings in a game the Astros would go on to win 3-2, surrendering two runs (one earned) on five hits with no walks and nine strikeouts. Brown is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, two walks, and 20 strikeouts over 16 innings in his previous three starts. Brown made his first career start against the A’s on Sunday. He finished the game with no record, a 1.50 ERA, a 0.833 WHIP, no walks, and nine strikeouts in six innings of work. Brown throws in the RingCentral Coliseum for the first time in his 12th start and 17th appearance in the major leagues overall.

  • In their previous ten games, the Houston Astros have an 8-2 SU record.
  • In their previous 10 encounters with the Oakland Athletics, the Astros are 9-1 SU.
  • In four of Houston’s previous five away games, the total stayed under

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 5/26/2023 Tips, Free Picks and Previews

Oakland was defeated by the Mariners on the road on Wednesday night, marking their seventh consecutive loss and tenth in the previous 11 games. With a 10-41 record and a 22-game deficit to the Rangers for first place in the division, the A’s were in last place in the AL West heading into Thursday. Aledmys Diaz (RBI), the lone player with two hits on Wednesday, led Oakland with seven hits overall. In the game, the A’s only made one of eight attempts with runners in scoring position. Austin Pruitt pitched one inning, allowing no runs on two hits with no walks or strikeouts while getting the start, although he was not included in the decision. In 2.2 innings of work, Ken Waldichuk (1-4) gave up five runs on eight hits, three walks, and seven strikeouts. He was given the loss.

On the mound for the A’s, James Kaprielian is making his ninth appearance and sixth start of the year. He enters the game with a record of 0-4 with season marks of 28 innings pitched, an 8.68 ERA, a 1.857 WHIP, 19 walks, and 30 strikeouts. In his most recent start, which took place on the road against the Astros on Sunday, Kaprielian was unsuccessful. He pitched five innings in a 2-0 loss for the A’s, giving up one run on three hits while walking four and striking out five. Kaprielian is 0-2 with a 4.26 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, seven walks, and 14 strikeouts in 12.2 innings pitched in his previous three starts. Here, Kaprielian makes his third start and fourth appearance of his career against the Astros. In 14.1 innings pitched against them, he is 0-1 with a 2.51 ERA, a 1.395 WHIP, nine walks, and 14 strikeouts. In 27 career appearances, including 24 starts, Kaprielian is 6-10 with a 4.67 ERA, a 1.357 WHIP, 59 walks, and 121 strikeouts over 129 innings.

  • The Oakland Athletics are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 7 games against Houston.
  • Oakland is 3-17 SU in their last 20 games at home.

Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros. The Houston Astros are the MLB’s selection to win this game. The Houston Astros have been playing fantastic lately, and they’ll keep it up on Friday. Oakland is the poorest baseball team, whereas Houston is one of the best. Take the Astros on Friday night to beat the Oakland Athletics in a comfortable rout and continue their winning streak. Predicted final score: Houston Astros win and cover 8-1.

MLB beginning at 9:40 p.m. (EDT)
Hohokam Stadium, Mesa, Arizona
Date: May 26, 2023, on Friday
Houston Astros: -270 in MLB odds
Baseball totals: 8.5


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