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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 08/08/2020 MLB Previews, Spread and Game Analysis
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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 08/08/2020 – Oakland Athletics are one of the hottest teams in the AL Central division as they hold a neat 10-4 overall record on the season. The Athletics are sitting at the top of their league and are four games ahead of the Houston Astros in the second spot. The Astros declined further to 6-7 after their last defeat and they remain in second place in the AL West. Houston is now below the .500 mark and it’s time they make some progress. The point spread baseball betting picks are out as these teams clash from the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 08/08/2020
Houston Astros failed to get past Oakland in their opening game last night when they were forced to settle with a final score of 3-2. They lost control from the plate and their pitching unit equally failed to keep the Athletics from scoring. A double RBI came off the plate from Kyle Tucker and Alex Bregman. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke did an impressive job with six shutout innings as he gave up just five hits. It was the relieving pitcher Cy Sneed who suffered the loss for this team. Houston is turning towards Framber Valdez as their starting pitcher in this game. Valdez is holding a 0-1 record on the season and he’s going to make his first career start with the Athletics.
Players to watch: J. Altuve 2B (GP13, AB58, R11, H11, 2B2, 3B0, HR3, RBI7, TB22, BB6, SO14, SB2, AVG0.19, OBP0.277, SLG0.379, OPS0.656, WAR0), A. Bregman 3B (GP13, AB57, R7, H13, 2B5, 3B0, HR3, RBI10, TB27, BB6, SO9, SB0, AVG0.228, OBP0.313, SLG0.474, OPS0.786, WAR0).
Oakland seems to be ready to prove the Astros wrong. The Athletics have shown great strength right from the start of this season and they are keen on defeating Houston in this series. The Athletics are riding a hot six-game winning streak and they look forward to keeping pace. Last night, Marcus Semien and Robbie Grossman went deep from the plate while Matt Chapman contributed his part. Reliving pitcher J.B. Wendelken reaped the benefit and improved to 1-0 after pitching three innings. Oakland will turn in Frankie Montas as their starter in this game. Montas is holding a 2-2 record against Houston with an ERA of 4.74.
Players to watch: M. Semien SS (GP14, AB63, R7, H12, 2B1, 3B1, HR0, RBI3, TB15, BB2, SO20, SB0, AVG0.19, OBP0.215, SLG0.238, OPS0.453, WAR0), M. Chapman 3B (GP14, AB57, R7, H12, 2B2, 3B1, HR2, RBI4, TB22, BB4, SO20, SB0, AVG0.211, OBP0.262, SLG0.386, OPS0.648, WAR0).
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Numbers
Houston is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Oakland’s last 20 games.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Picks
Houston has a pitcher that will make his debut against the Athletics. Whereas, Montas seems to be a better option. It is safe to say that the money line baseball betting is in support of the Oakland Athletics to win and cover.
Score Prediction: Oakland Athletics 4, Houston Astros 2.