Astros Hope to Avoid Run Line Baseball Betting Upset
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Thursday brings another perfect opportunity to get in on some run line baseball betting action. There will be a total of 13 contests for bettors to choose from this Thursday, but before we take a look at any auspicious pairings, let’s run down Wednesday’s results.
Wednesday’s MLB Betting Run Down
Wednesday’s action got off to a great start with the Philadelphia Phillies and Seattle Mariners delivering one of the most heated games we’ve seen all week. The Phillies walked away with the match 5-4. Afterwards, MLB betting fans witnessed another close one as San Fran scraped past the Rockies 5-3.
From there, we witnessed a bit of a blowout as the Nats defeated Chicago 8-4, picking up their second straight win over the Cubs. The Blue Jays delivered a similarly strong performance against Baltimore, shutting out the Orioles 4-zip.
The Twins beat the Red Sox 4-1, the Royals kicked the Tigers 8-2, and the Indians were able to avenge their Tuesday night loss to the Rangers 5-3. Texas and Cleveland have been going back and forth all week and they’ll face each other again this Thursday to close out their 4-game series – definitely one match worth tuning in for.
The New York Mets would deliver the second shutout of the night, as they scored 8 over the Marlins. The Yankees, who are still trying to create some separation from the Red Sox atop the AL East, delivered a strong 12-3 performance over the White Sox.
The run line baseball betting night would finish just as strong as it started. The Astros and A’s put on an offensive shootout, with Houston sliding past Oakland 11-8. The Cardinals had a tough match against Arizona, but still managed to pull it out 4-3.
The biggest shock of the night came from the Angels, who delivered another crushing upset to the Dodgers. LA’s 10-game win streak got snapped by the Halos earlier this week. It seems that the Angels have figured out the Dodgers, since Wednesday’s win brings the series to 2-1 in favor of Anaheim.
The Dodgers and Angels will face each other again this Thursday and although that matchup has a high level of intrigue, the possibility that Houston and Oakland will deliver another shootout is even more alluring. Let’s take a look at what the sportsbook MLB lines are predicting.
Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros – Thursday, June 29th
When: 2:10 pm ET
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston
Series: Game 3 of 3-Game Series
Stream: MLB TV
Sportsbook MLB Lines:
Oakland Athletics +1 ½ (-130) 9 (-105) +153
Houston Astros -1 ½ (+110) 9 (-115) -163
The Oakland Athletics put up a bigger fight last night than anyone could’ve expected. The A’s have struggled tremendously this season and come into Thursday’s contest with a lackluster 35-43 record. That under .500 record pegs Oakland a whopping 17 ½ games behind the division-leading Astros. Additionally, the Athletics are 4-games behind 4th-place Seattle.
In an effort to deliver their second straight upset to the division leaders, Oakland will be starting Daniel Gossett. Gossett is 1-2 on the season with a Brobdingnagian ERA of 4.50 and a 1.19 WHIP. Despite the unimpressive stats, Gossett has been performing well lately. The RHP has posted a 1.00 WHIP and a 0.00 ERA in his last 6 innings.
The Astros have built such a comfortable lead atop the AL West that Wednesday’s night loss is but a drop-in-the-bucket. Houston comes into Thursday’s matchup sporting a 53-26 record that gives them a 12 ½ game lead over their nearest competition, the Los Angeles Angels.
Brad Peacock will get the start for Houston. Peacock is 4-1 on the season with a 2.82 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. Peacock is one of the many reasons the Astros come into this matchup as the run line baseball betting favorites.