2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 08, 2015
This pick was released to clients on August 08, 2022 at 11:49AM ET.
Houston at Oakland
Saturday 08/08 04:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Oakland +118 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 2.18) RESULT: WIN
The Houston Astros have been in the doldrums and the basement for several seasons, but their young talent has come of age. The biggest problem facing this team is learning how to win on the road. They sure are a confident group at home where they have logged a 38-18 mark on the season, but the road has been their demise. Their most recent run has them at a meager 3-14 on the highway. Collin McHugh may be 13-5 but his 4.27 ERA doesn't support the record very well. Jesse Chavez comes in at 5-11, but has actually out-pitched the 13-5 McHugh with a 3.88 ERA on the season. Not much progress has been made on Houston's woeful 113-232 road record in their last 345, and the Astros are 1-4 in McHugh's last five road starts vs. a losing team, so he simply hasn't been the answer. Take Oakland.