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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 08/07/2020 MLB Odds, Picks and Baseball Predictions

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 08-07-2020 MLB Odds Picks and Baseball Predictions

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 08/07/2020 – Two top teams from the AL West division Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros will battle from Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California as they open their first game of a three-game series. Oakland is sitting at the top of the AL West with an impressive 9-4 record. The Athletics are three games ahead of Houston, who sits in second place with a 6-6 record on the season. This is an important series for both teams as the outcome will determine who sits at the top of their division. The mlb free betting picks are out with their predictions of this interesting game.  

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 08/07/2020

When: Friday, August 7, 9:10 PM ET
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
TV: NBCSCA
Stream: SofaScore

Houston Astros

The team is exactly at the .500 mark as they enter this game. The Houston Astros never expected to lose six games and win the same. Houston was the only team to win the most number of games last year. Their last series against the Diamondbacks was a disaster when they lost two and won the opening game. Last night, Arizona scored five runs off the plate and restricted Houston to just four. In their previous game, Houston scored just seven and surrendered 14 to the Diamondbacks. Houston will turn in Zack Greinke to the mound as their starting pitcher in this game. Greinke is holding a 0-0 record on the season with an ERA of 5.00.

 Players to watch: J. Altuve 2B (GP12, AB52, R11, H10, 2B2, 3B0, HR3, RBI7, TB21, BB6, SO14, SB2, AVG0.192, OBP0.288, SLG0.404, OPS0.692, WAR0), A. Bregman 3B (GP12, AB51, R7, H12, 2B4, 3B0, HR3, RBI9, TB25, BB6, SO9, SB0, AVG0.235, OBP0.328, SLG0.49, OPS0.818, WAR0).

Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics did well to get past the Mariners with a 3-1 record and their last series against Texas was successful. The Athletics defeated the Rangers in all three games with a total score of 17. The leading batsman for Oakland is Ramon Laureano with 10 RBIs and 13hits. Marcus Semien and Matt Chapman are the other notable hitters for the Athletics. Oakland will turn in Chris Bassitt as their starting pitcher in this game. Bassitt is holding an ERA of 0.93 with a 1-0 record on the season. Bassitt is also holding a 2-1 record against the Astros.

Players to watch: M. Semien SS (GP13, AB56, R7, H10, 2B1, 3B1, HR0, RBI2, TB13, BB2, SO18, SB0, AVG0.179, OBP0.207, SLG0.232, OPS0.439, WAR0), M. Chapman 3B (GP13, AB51, R6, H10, 2B1, 3B1, HR2, RBI4, TB19, BB4, SO19, SB0, AVG0.196, OBP0.255, SLG0.373, OPS0.627, WAR0).

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Numbers

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Houston Astros

Houston is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against Oakland.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Houston is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
Houston is 12-6 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against Oakland.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the American League.

Oakland Athletics

Oakland is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Oakland’s last 20 games.
Oakland is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home.
Oakland is 6-12 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland’s last 18 games against an opponent in the American League.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Picks

The Athletics are on a decent winning streak and they have shown some incredible power and balance with their squad. For the best mlb betting tips free log on to BetNow and receive all the latest updates. Back the Athletics to win this game and cover.

Score Prediction: Oakland Athletics 5, Houston Astros 4.