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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 4/1/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Houston Astros will clash against the Oakland Athletics on the opening day of the regular season at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 10:07 PM ET. Houston concluded the Spring Training season with a 6-14 record in the Grapefruit League and 8.5 games behind. The Astros ended their pre-season final game against the Washington Nationals with a draw at 2-2 last March 29, 2021. The Houston Astros scored 1 run in the 3rd & 5th innings with 8 hits and 1 error in the draw. Second Baseman Jose Altuve and Catcher Martin Maldonado scored 1 run and hit apiece for the Astros. Houston’s pitching staff had 8 holds, 1 ERA, 3 bases on balls, and 11 strikeouts in the victory.

Right-handed Pitcher Zack Greinke will take on the mound to start this competition on Thursday. Greinke ended up with 4 S/O, 1.2 WHIP, and 2.20 ERA in 6.0 innings pitched for the Astros. Houston’s Michael Brantley recorded a batting average of 0.300 with 22 RBIs and an on-base rate of 36.0%. George Springer led his team with 14 home runs, 32 RBIs, and a batting average of 0.265 per game.  

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 4/1/2021

On the part of Oakland, the team closed the pre-season with a 16-10 record in the Cactus League and a .615 team-percentage. The Athletics bowed to the San Francisco Giants to a score of 2-7 in the final match of the Spring Training last March 29, 2021. The Oakland Athletics posted 1 run in the 5th and 8th innings with 8 hits but committed 1 error. Left Fielder Frank Schwindel recorded 1 run and 1 hit while PR/RF Jacob Wilson contributed one round in the loss. Pitcher Sean Manea earned 5.0 holds, 5.0 ERA, 4 bases on balls, and 5 strikeouts in 3.1 innings pitched. 

The Oakland Athletics will be assigning the right-handed Pitcher Chris Bassitt to take on the pitcher’s rubber to start against Houston. Bassitt managed to gain 5.0 S/O, 1.3 WHIP, and 3.00 ERA in pitching for 6.0 innings. Matt Olson led his team with 14 home runs, 42 RBIs, and a batting average of 0.195. Tommy La Stella recorded a batting average of 0.289 with 11 RBIs and an on-base rate of 37.0% for the Athletics.

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics. The MLB Pick for this match is Oakland -108. The Astros ranked 13th on the offense and 12th on defense while the Athletics ranked 15th on the offense and 9th on defense. Oakland will try to bounce back after losing their last game in the pre-season. The totals went UNDER in 7 of Oakland’s last 10 games when playing at home against Houston. The totals went UNDER in 4 of the Astros’ last 5 contests on the road. The Oakland Athletics will win offered at -108 to a predicted score of 7-2.

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 4/1/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 10:07 PM ET

Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California

Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021

TV: ESPN

MLB Odds: Oakland Athletics -108  

MLB Totals: 8.5

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