Oakland Athletics VS Houston Astros

MLB Baseball 09:10 PM ET

Tuesday

08/07/2020

ATSW, NSCA

Spread: Oakland Athletics -115

Over/Under: 9

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 8/7/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 8/7/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Houston Astros will meet the Oakland Athletics at the Ring Central Coliseum in Oakland on Friday, August 07, 2020 at 9:10 PM ET. Houston must win this game to improve their team percentage over .500. Meanwhile, Oakland will try to stay hot and workout on their six-game winning streak. The Houston Astros, with a 6-6 standing and .500 team percentage, are in 6th place behind the White Sox in the American League. The Astros are in 2nd place behind the Athletics in the AL West Division. The Oakland Athletics are in 1st place in the AL West Division, with 9-4 standing and .692 in the series. The Athletics are in 3rd place behind the Yankees in the American League.

Houston’s Carlos Correa recorded 17 hits and 6 RBIs in leading the Astros. Michael Brantley and Alex Bregman contributed a combined 26 hits and 15 RBIs. Houston will be sending Zack Greinke to get the ball for the Astros, and he is 0-0 with a 5.00 ERA and six strikeouts this season. In his career playing against Oakland, Greinke posted an 8-2 record with a 2.78 ERA and 80 strikeouts.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 8/7/2020

Oakland recorded 9-2 when scoring less than three runs this season. Ramon Laureano scored 13 hits and 10 RBIs in leading the Athletics. Matt Chapman and Marcus Semien added a combined 20 hits and 6 RBIs. Oakland will be fielding Chris Bassitt to start Friday’s match-up, and he is 1-0 with a 0.93 ERA and 12 strikeouts this year. Bassitt will be playing against Houston and he posted 2-1 record with a 3.97 ERA and 26 strikeouts.

The Astros reported 11 key players on their injured list, including 9 pitchers. Starting Pitchers Jose Urquidy (undisclosed status), Brad Peacock (shoulder), and Justin Verlander (forearm), with Relief Pitchers Roberto Osuna (elbow), Chris Devenski (arm), Joe Biagini (shoulder), Austin Pruitt (elbow), Cionel Perez (undisclosed status), and Rogelio Armenteros (elbow) will not be pitching tonight for Houston. Designated Hitter Yordan Alvarez (undisclosed status), and Aledmys Diaz (groin) will not play tonight for the Astros. The Athletics will be missing 2 pitchers in tonight’s game. Relief Pitchers A. Puk (shoulder) and Jordan Weems (lat) will be sitting on the bench for Oakland.

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics. The MLB Pick for this game is Oakland -115. Houston is 49-13 in their last 62 outings during game one of a series, 54-21 in their last 75 contests on a Friday, and 101-46 in their last 147 games as a favourite. The over is 4-1 in the Astros’ last 5 outings overall. Oakland is 7-1 in their last 8 match-ups as a home underdog, 39-16 in their last 55 contests at home, and 38-18 in their last 56 games overall. The under is 14-6 in the Athletics’ last 20 outings overall. The prediction, pick Oakland -115 to a predicted score of 5-4.

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MLB Starting Time: 9:10 PM ET

Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA

Date: Friday, August 07, 2020

TV: ATSW, NSCA

MLB Odds:  Oakland Athletics -115

MLB Totals: 9

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