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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 09/09/2020 Baseball Betting, Tips and Forecast
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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 09/09/2020 – The AL West division will continue to take its course as Houston Astros enter their fourth game against Oakland Athletics from the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Astros progressed to a 22-21 record on the season after defeating Oakland in the last out outing. Oakland declined to a 25-15 record on the season, but they are still way ahead of Houston in the top spot. The Athletics won the first two games against the Astros with ease and they look forward to bouncing back in this one. The baseball betting picks have been disclosed as these two teams continue their five-game series.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 09/09/2020
Houston Astros scored five runs from the plate and restricted the Athletics to four. The team was unable to win the first two games of the series as they surrendered a total of 10 runs in both games. Houston scored just two runs from the plate and they managed to bounce back in the third. Houston is trailing the Athletics by three and a half games after their last victory. Carlos Correa is the leading batsman with a batting clip of .301 along with 43 hits. The home run and RBI leader is Kyle Tucker with eight and 37. The Astros will deliver Luis Garcia as their starting pitcher in this game. Garcia is holding a 0-0 record on the season with a decent 2.08 ERA.
Players to watch: Yuli Gurriel 1B (GP 42 AB 156 R 25 H 41 2B 12 3B 1 HR 5 RBI 17 TB 70 BB 10 SO 21 SB 0 AVG 0.263 OBP 0.308 SLG 0.449 OPS 0.757 WAR 0), Kyle Tucker RF (GP 42 AB 151 R 30 H 41 2B 9 3B 6 HR 8 RBI 37 TB 86 BB 13 SO 33 SB 5 AVG 0.272 OBP 0.327 SLG 0.57 OPS 0.897 WAR 0).
Oakland has been sitting at the top spot in their division for a long time. The Athletics are keen on clinching the division title and they will stop at nothing. A few defeats from Houston and a little success for the Athletics will help them get what is required. Robbie Grossman is the leading batsman with a clip of .265 while Matt Olson has taken the lead in homers with 10. When it comes to RBIs, Stephen Piscotty is the leader with 28. Houston will turn in Jesus Luzardo to the mound as their starter in this game. The southpaw is holding a 2-2 record on the season with an ERA of 4.23.
Players to watch: Marcus Semien SS (GP 35 AB 144 R 19 H 32 2B 4 3B 1 HR 5 RBI 12 TB 53 BB 11 SO 33 SB 3 AVG 0.222 OBP 0.277 SLG 0.368 OPS 0.645 WAR 0), Matt Olson 1B (GP 40 AB 144 R 22 H 27 2B 2 3B 1 HR 11 RBI 29 TB 64 BB 26 SO 47 SB 0 AVG 0.188 OBP 0.312 SLG 0.444 OPS 0.756 WAR 0).
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland’s last 16 games.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Picks
The Astros have shown improvement in the past few games and their major challenge is to get past Oakland. Houston will do their best in this series to get one step closer to the top. The baseball odds are intact for the Astros to win this game and cover.
Score Prediction: Houston Astros 6, Oakland Athletics 3.