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

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The Houston Astros will meet the Oakland Athletics at the RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland on Saturday, August 08, 2020 at 4:10 PM ET. Houston must find ways to win this game and improve their team percentage to .500. Meanwhile, Oakland must maintain their momentum to stay on top of the league. Houston, with a 6-7 standing and a team percentage of .462, is in 8th place and tied with the Orioles 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 a 10-4 standing and .714 in the series. The Athletics are tied with the Twins in 1st place in the American League.

Houston will try to get back from their 3-2 loss to the Athletics, Friday night. Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker each contributed a double and an RBI to round out Houston’s scoring in the loss. Josh Reddick added a pair of hits for the Astros. Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Myles Straw each chipped in a base hit for Houston’s low seven hits record in the losing effort. The Astros have appointed Framber Valdez to start Saturday’s match-up, and he is 0-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Valdez will be playing his first career start against Oakland.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 8/8/2020

Oakland’s Robbie Grossman scored a solo home run for the Athletics. Marcus Semien and Austin Allen each contributed a base hit to make up Oakland’s scoring in the victory. Matt Chapman went 2-for-6 with a double and Ramon Laureano added a triple. Frankie Montas will be on the mound as starter for Saturday’s contest, and he has 1-1 record with a 2.25 ERA and 17 Ks this year. In his career playing against the Astros, Montas posted 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

The Astros posted 12 key players on their injured list. Starting Pitchers Justin Verlander (forearm), Brad Peacock (shoulder), and Jose Urquidy (undisclosed status), with Relief Pitchers Rogelio Armenteros (elbow), Cionel Perez (undisclosed), Chris Devenski (arm), Roberto Osuna (elbow), Joe Biagini (shoulder), and Austin Pruitt (elbow) cannot throw balls for Houston. Center Fielder George Springer (wrist), Designated Hitters Yordan Alvarez (undisclosed status), and Aledmys Diaz (goin) will not be playing tonight.

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics. The MLB Pick for this contest is the Oakland Athletics -140. The Astros are 3-8 in their last 11 outings as an underdog, and 52-17 in their last 69 contests within the division. The over is 6-2-1 in Houston’s last 9 match-ups against a team with a winning standing. The Athletics are 43-18 in their last 61 outings as a favourite, and 39-16 in their last 55 games at home. The under is 5-1 in their last 6 game 2 contests. The prediction, pick Oakland -140 to a score of 4-3.

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

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET

Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA

Date: Saturday, August 08, 2020


MLB Odds: Oakland Athletics -140

MLB Totals: 9.5

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