Oakland Athletics VS Houston Astros

MLB Baseball 04:10 PM ET

Tuesday

08/09/2020

ATSW, NBSCA

Spread: Oakland Athletics -150

Over/Under: 8.5

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The Houston Astros will be shaping the diamond against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland on Sunday, August 09, 2020 at 4:10 PM ET. Houston comes into this game with the hope to bat down their rival Oakland As. Meanwhile, Oakland will try to defend their team standing and stay at the top of the American League. The Houston Astros, with a 6-8 standing and a .429 team percentage, are in 9th place behind the Rays 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 an 11-4 standing and .733 in the series. The Athletics are in 1st place over the Yankees in the American League.

Houston was led by Carlos Correa in offense with .375 batting average and a team-high 18 hits. Jose Altuve contributed three home runs to lead the Astros, and George Springer added a team-high 12 RBIs. Houston will be sending Christian Javier to the mound to start Sunday’s duel. The right-handed pitcher is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA, 11 strikeouts and 2 bases on balls (BB).

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 8/9/2020

Oakland’s Ramon Laureano recorded a .292 batting average and a team-high 14 hits. Matt Olson contributed 10 RBIs and four home runs in leading the Athletics. The left-handed Jesus Luzardo will climb the mound and pitch for Oakland. The southpaw pitcher is 0-0 with a 2.31 ERA, 12 strikeouts and 5 BBs.

The Astros posted 12 key players on their injury list, including 9 pitchers. Starting Pitchers Brad Peacock (Shoulder), Jose Urquidy (undisclosed status), and Justin Verlander (forearm), with Relief Pitchers Rogelio Armenteros (elbow), Cionel Perez (undisclosed status), Roberto Osuna (elbow), Austin Pruitt (elbow), Joe Biagini (shoulder), and Chris Devenski (arm) will not be stepping on the pitcher’s plate today. Center Fielder George Springer (wrist), Designated Hitters Aledmys Diaz (groin), and Yordan Alvarez (undisclosed status) cannot play against Oakland today. The Athletics recorded 2 key pitchers injured. Relief Pitchers Jordan Weems (lat) and AJ Puk (shoulder) will not be pitching against the Astros.

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics. The MLB Pick for this match-up is Oakland Athletics -150. Houston is 0-4 in their last 4 match-ups against a team with a winning record. Oakland is 4-0 in their last 4 outings against a starter with a Walk and Hits per Inning Pitched (WHIP) less than 1.15. The Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 games against a right-handed pitcher. The prediction, Oakland will win -150 to a score of 6-4.

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MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET

Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA

Date: Sunday, August 09, 2020

TV: ATSW, NBSCA

MLB Odds: Oakland Athletics -150

MLB Totals: 8.5

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