Oakland Athletics VS Houston Astros

MLB Baseball 09:10 PM ET

Friday

09/07/2020

ATSW, NSCA

Spread: ATSW, NSCA

Over/Under: 9.5

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 9/7/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 9/7/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Houston Astros will be freezing the hitter against the Oakland Athletics at the RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland on Monday, September 07, 2020, at 9:10 PM ET. Houston comes into this five-game series after losing four games in a row versus the LA Angels. Oakland will try to get back after losing the three-game series (1-2) against the Padres. The Astros are in 2nd place in the AL West Division with a 21-19 standing and a team percentage of .525 and are in 7th place in the American League. The Athletics are in 1st place in the AL West Division with a 23-14 standing and .622 in the series and are in 4th place in the American League.

Houston lost their last 4 outings versus the LA Angels and won only 4 of their last 10 match-ups. Kyle Tucker landed a two-run home run, and Starting Pitcher Framber Valdez recorded 11 hits, eight earned with two walks and two strikeouts in 7.0 innings of losing effort. Houston will be assigning Cristian Javier (4-1, 3.35 ERA, 34 Ks) to take on the mound for his eighth start this season. The 23-year old Javier is playing his first season in the major league.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 9/7/2020

Oakland won only 4 of their last 10 assignments and lost their last contest versus the Padres. In pitching for 5.0 innings, SP Jaime Barria recorded three hits with three earned and two walks, six strikeouts, and surrendered two homers. Anthony Rendon added a two-run home run with two hits in the third inning. Frankie Montas (2-3, 6.06 ERA, 33 Ks) will be climbing up the mound for his eighth start this season. Montas marked a 17-12 record in his MLB career, with a 4.15 ERA and 235 strikeouts in 240.2 innings overall.

The Astros have Pitchers J. Verlander (forearm), L. McCullers Jr. (neck), J. James (hip), R. Armenteros (elbow), Relief Pitchers A. Pruitt (elbow), C. Devenski (arm), J. Biagini (shoulder), R. Osuna (arm), J. Smith (undisclosed status), with Second Baseman J. Altuve (knee), Third Baseman A. Bregman (hamstring), Right Fielder J. Reddick (elbow), and Left Fielder Y. Alvarez (knee) out of this contest. The Athletics recorded 5 key players who cannot play in this contest. Starting Pitcher D. Mengden (COVID 19 infected), Relief Pitchers B. Smith (forearm), A. Puk (shoulder), with Shortstop M. Semien (side), and Third Baseman M. Chapman (hip) will be staying in the player’s pit for Oakland.

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics. The MLB Pick for this game is Houston +139. The Astros are 1-4 SU in their last 5 contests, and 1-6 SU in their last 7 outings when playing on the road against Oakland. The totals went OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 match-ups against an opponent in the American League. The Athletics are 1-4 SU in their last 5 contests, and 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against the Astros. The totals went UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 outings this season. The prediction, pick the Astros +139 at 6-5.

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 9/7/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 9:10 PM ET

Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA

Date: Monday, September 07, 2020

TV: ATSW, NSCA

MLB Odds: Houston Astros +139

MLB Totals: 9.5

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