Astros vs. Athletics Prediction and Odds for Monday 30th May (Paul Blackburn Day

The 20-30 Oakland Athletics host the Houston Astros 30-18 at 4:07 p.m. EST today after both teams snapped short losing streaks yesterday.

Houston’s offense is in real trouble, scoring two or less in each of its last four games. They’ll send Framber Valdez to the mound today in hopes of generating more running support. Valdez is off to a quality start in five straight outings, compiling a 4-2 record and a 2.83 ERA on the year.

Paul Blackburn opposes Valdez and he was even better. With a 5-0 record and a 1.70 ERA, Blackburn was the bright spot in an otherwise disappointing athletics roster.

Can Blackburn give the A’s a chance to be upset or will Valdez’s consistency provide Houston with a win on the road?

Let’s take a look at the WynnBET Sportsbook odds to help us know ahead of this Astros vs Athletics game:

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It’s a very special holiday today, indeed. That’s right, it’s Paul Blackburn Day! Everyone’s favorite new pitcher was a revelation for Oakland and provided bettors with one of the best weekly values ​​in the sport.

After Blackburn limited Seattle to just one hit in five scoreless innings last week, the Athletics are now 8-1 in their nine starts. Their only loss came in extra innings after a missed stoppage, so Blackburn put Oakland in position to win every outing they had.

If you bet $100 on the Athletics moneyline in all Blackburn starts, you will win $995.

I’m not fixing something that isn’t broken, so I’ll continue to bet Oakland as long as they’re heavy underdogs with Blackburn on the mound. Valdez is a tough game, but ranked A’s in the OPS top 10 against left-handed pitchers this month and has been much better offensively than Houston lately.

There is something seriously wrong with the formation of the Astros and I have no faith in them against Blackburn. And while there’s tremendous value on the A’s, there’s also value on the pennies.

Under is 36-12 in Astros games this season and 10-1 in their last 11 games. With two elite pitchers going head to head and lineups questionable at best, I expect this trend to continue. Give me Oakland in a low-scoring affair as two of the best MLB bets of the season keep rolling.

Choices: Athletics (+160) and Under 7 (+100)

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