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The Houston Astros will be hitting homers against the Oakland Athletics at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 05, 2020, at 4:07 PM ET. Houston (29-31) will be playing against Division rival Oakland Athletics in the American League Division series showdown. The Astros came into this postseason series after completing a two-game sweep versus Minnesota, with a 3-1 victory on the road. Shortstop Carlos Correa was responsible for that victory after he broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning.

In their victory in the Wild Card round Game 1, SP Zack Greinke (3-3, 4.03 ERA) has given up one run in pitching for 4 innings against Minnesota. Kyle Tucker and Carlos Correa went 2-for-4 individually, with 2 RBIs and a solo home run, respectively. Alex Bregman contributed one hit of Houston’s total 5 hits in the series’ final game. Jose Urquidy pitched for 4.1 innings and has given up one run on two hits, with 3 strikeouts. Lance McCullers (3-3, 3.93 ERA, 56 Ks) will be starting game 1 of the AL Division Series. McCullers posted a 5-2 record in his career versus the Athletics, with a 4.04 ERA and 49 strikeouts. Starting Pitchers R. Armenteros and J. Verlander (elbow), with Relief Pitchers J. Smith (undisclosed status), B. Peacock (shoulder), R. Osuna (arm), A. Pruitt (elbow), C. Devenski (elbow), and LF Y. Alvarez (knee) will be sitting on the bench for Houston.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 10/5/2020

Meanwhile, Oakland will be playing against Houston in the AL Division Series game 1 showdown, after winning the Wild Card round versus the White Sox. The Athletics scored 6-4 in the deciding game to win the series by 2-1 against the Chi White Sox. Oakland settled with a 36-24 standing in the regular season, winning 5 of their last 10 match-ups.   

Sean Murphy and Chad Pinder scored two RBIs apiece, with Murphy securing a two-run home run, and Pinder went 2-for-3 at the dish. Matt Olson and Mark Canha each contributed an RBI to cap off Oakland’s scoring in victory. Tommy La Stella and Khris Davis added a base hit individually to seal off the Athletics’ offense in the winning effort. Chris Bassitt (5-2, 2.29 ERA, 55 Ks) will start game 1 for Oakland. In his career playing versus Houston, Bassitt is 3-2 with a 3.53 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season.   

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics. The MLB Pick for this match-up is Houston +125. The Astros are 2-8 in their last 10 contests following a win, and 5-2 in their last 7 outings in the playoff. The UNDER is 4-0-1 in their last 5 match-ups following a win. The Athletics are 2-6 in their last 8 games in the playoff, and 45-20 in their last 65 Division games. The UNDER is 4-0-1 in their last 5 opening outings in the series. Houston is 1-4 in their last 5 games over Oakland, and the UNDER is 4-1 in their last 5 encounters. Houston fires off Oakland to a predicted score of 5-4.

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 10/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:07 PM ET

Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA

Date: Monday, October 05, 2020


MLB Odds: Houston Astros +125

MLB Totals:  8

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