Athletics vs. Astros 2017 odds: Houston home favorite for AL West matchup on Tuesday

The Houston Astros are 6-1 straight up and on the runline in their last seven games. The Astros will try to stay hot in a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics, starting with the series opener Tuesday night.

Houston is a -152 home favorite at sportsbooks monitored by Mike Fiers will take the mound for the home team facing Sean Manaea and the Athletics as +142 underdog.

The Astros are running away with the AL West, entering the Tuesday night game with the best record in the majors at 52-25 and a 13-game lead over Texas and Los Angeles.

Houston has won six of its last seven games with all six of those wins coming by at least three runs. Interestingly, the Astros have been much better on the road than at home this season at 29-9, compared to 23-16 at home. They will try to improve on that home record this week.

The Yankees are 0-4 in Masahiro Tanaka’s last four starts per the OddsShark MLB Database. Tanaka entered this season with a career ERA of 3.12 and WHIP of 1.04, but has struggled this year with a 6.34 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP in 11 starts.

Since kicking off the month of May with a pedestrian 8-10 record, the Red Sox have heated up over their last 14 games with a record of 10-4. Boston has hit the ball very well over that stretch averaging 6.2 runs per game. Pomeranz has bounced back nicely from a three-game slump with quality starts and wins in each of his last two games. The Red Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 games at Yankee Stadium.

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