It’s the guilty pleasure of combat sports these days as Jake “Problem Child” Paul returns to the boxing ring to take on Ben “Funky” Askren in the boxing fight you never knew you wanted. Paul will be a slight favourite as we go over Jake Paul vs Ben Askren’s odds.
Athletics vs Astros: Oakland Looks to Pad MLB Best Overall Record
All-Star pitcher Scott Kazmir gets the call for Oakland
Thanks to a sparkling first half, where he went 11-3 with a miniscule 2.38 ERA over 19 outings, Athletics ace RHP Scott Kazmir returned to the All-Star game this year – for the first time since 2008. Kazmir has allowed two runs or less in 13 of his starts and Oakland is 2-0 in his two games versus Houston this season. Despite a .253 team batting average, Oakland is second behind the LA Angels with 485 runs scored over 98 contests.
Houston Astros: Close to regaining top perch as strikeout leaders
It’s been another long year in Houston. It took them over half the season to get there but the Astros (41-58) are just three K’s away from the MLB strikeout lead with 878. It’s a perch the ‘Stros are familiar with as they led that category with a staggering 1535 K’s last season. Brett Oberholtzer (2-7 ERA 4.50) gets the start for Houston and he was lit up for six runs in 3 2/3 innings when he faced Kazmir and the A’s on April 24, 2014.
MLB Prediction: Align with the Athletics and a 500 unit money line wager at SportsInteraction.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics – SportsInteraction MLB Betting Lines
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