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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 10/05/2020 Odds, Baseball Picks and Predictions
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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 10/05/2020 – This year’s MLB has been short with just 60 games for each team, but it was definitely an entertaining one. The Wild Card round is over and now it’s time for teams to take things one step ahead. The best of five series between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics are all set to take place at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Both teams will battle for the AL Division series and this is going to be an incredible postseason. Some of the top online betting websites are already up with the picks and predictions of the opening game.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 10/05/2020
Houston Astros seem to be in proper form after defeating the Minnesota Twins in their Wild Card round. The Astros swept the Twins by restricting them to enter the third game. Houston won both the opening games on the Wild Card round and they are all set to take on their rival Oakland. In the opening game, Houston scored four runs from the plate and restricted the Twins to just one. On Wednesday, the Astros settled with a final score of 3-1. It turns out that Houston had been the only team that held a losing record while entering the postseason. Taking the mound as their starting pitcher is Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke. The talented pitcher was successful against the Twins in their opening game.
Players to watch: G. Springer CF (GP2 AB9 R1 H1 2B0 3B0 HR0 RBI1 TB1 BB0 SO1 SB0 AVG0.111 OBP0.111 SLG0.111 OPS0.222 WAR0), Y. Gurriel 1B (GP2 AB8 R1 H1 2B0 3B0 HR0 RBI0 TB1 BB0 SO1 SB0 AVG0.125 OBP0.125 SLG0.125 OPS0.25 WAR0).
Oakland Athletics are coming off a big victory against the Chicago White Sox. The Athletics took a bad start in their last three-game series but triumphed in the remaining two games. Oakland lost their opening game with a final score of 4-1, but rebounded well in their second (5-3) and third (6-4). The Athletics were seven full games ahead of Houston in their regular season after clinching the division title. Taking the mound as their starting pitcher is Chris Bassit. The 31-year-old player held a 5-2 record with an ERA of 2.29 in the regular season.
Players to watch: M. Semien SS (GP3 AB12 R2 H3 2B1 3B0 HR1 RBI2 TB7 BB1 SO1 SB0 AVG0.25 OBP0.308 SLG0.583 OPS0.891 WAR0), R. Laureano CF (GP3 AB11 R1 H2 2B0 3B0 HR0 RBI1 TB2 BB0 SO4 SB0 AVG0.182 OBP0.182 SLG0.182 OPS0.364 WAR0).
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston’s last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games against Houston.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Picks
However, it seemed to favor Oakland more than the Astros. The best sportsbook has predicted Houston to win this game as they rank one step ahead of Oakland in OPS and runs scored.
Score Prediction: Houston Astros 4, Oakland Athletics 3.