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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 10/02/2021 Baseball Preview, Game Analysis and Forecast
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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 10/02/2021 – The Oakland Athletics will play their last two games against their rival Houston Astros as they square off from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The Athletics tried their best but failed to get a spot in the Wild Card round. Oakland remains third in the AL West division behind the Mariners. As for Houston, they clinched the AL West division title after their impressive performance. The Astros will be heading off to the playoffs and they look forward to rebounding in this game. The MLB picks are intact for Houston to win this second game.
Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 10/02/2021
Oakland is currently disappointed with their last few weeks after the Mariners took their second position. The Athletics won 86 games and dropped 74 on the season. Oakland is three games behind the Mariners and they have no chance of making it to the playoffs. Last night, they smashed eight runs from the plate and gave up four to the Astros. Paul Blackburn will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. Blackburn is holding a 1-3 record on the season with an ERA of 4.71.
Players to watch: Matt Olson 1B (GP 153, AB 551, R 100, H 150, 2B 35, 3B 0, HR 38, RBI 109, TB 299, BB 88, SO 108, SB 4, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.375, SLG 0.543, OPS 0.917, WAR 5.7), Matt Chapman 3B (GP 150, AB 526, R 74, H 111, 2B 15, 3B 3, HR 27, RBI 72, TB 213, BB 78, SO 201, SB 3, AVG 0.211, OBP 0.313, SLG 0.405, OPS 0.718, WAR 3.4).
Houston Astros sealed their division title with a 93-67 record on the season. The Astros continue to dominate opponents and are one of the favorites to win. Houston has a neat balance between their offensive and defensive end. The Astros have some of the top hitters and equally good pitching staff to support them. Jake Odorizzi will be given the ball as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 6-7 record with an ERA of 4.14 with 88 Ks in total. Yuli Gurriel is the leading batsman with an average of .316.
Players to watch: Jose Altuve 2B (GP 143, AB 591, R 114, H 161, 2B 30, 3B 1, HR 31, RBI 82, TB 286, BB 66, SO 90, SB 5, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.346, SLG 0.484, OPS 0.83, WAR 4.4, Carlos Correa SS (GP 146, AB 548, R 102, H 152, 2B 34, 3B 1, HR 25, RBI 91, TB 263, BB 74, SO 115, SB 0, AVG 0.277, OBP 0.363, SLG 0.48, OPS 0.843, WAR 7.
Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland’s last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Betting Picks
Houston will rebound in this game after their last defeat. The MLB betting sites are intact for the Astros to win this game and cover the spread. Oakland has struggled against the Astros in the past.