Oakland Athletics VS Houston Astros

MLB Baseball 04:05 PM ET

Friday

04/03/2021

ATSW, NSCA

Spread: Houston Astros -132

Over/Under: 9

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The Houston Astros will battle the Oakland Athletics in game 3 of the weekend four-game series in the season opener at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 4:07 PM ET.  Houston (2-0) recorded a combined 17 runs in the first two games this regular season while winning seven of their last nine regular-season contests. The Astros busted the Oakland Athletics to a score of 9-5 in game 2 of their weekend series, Friday. 3rd Baseman Alex Bregman led his team with 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 walk, and 3 RBIs while 2nd Baseman Jose Altuve and Left Fielder Michael Brantley contributed a combined 6 runs and 6 hits with an RBI in the win. Pitcher Christian Javier recorded 3.0 holds, 2.00 ERA, and 4.0 strikeouts in pitching for 4 strikeouts in the winning effort.

The Houston Astros will be appointing Lance McCullers Jr. to take on the pitcher’s rubber to start game 3 on Saturday. McCullers had a 3-3 record with a 3.93 ERA while pitching a total of 55 innings and struck out 56 batters last year. The 2012 first-round pick American pitcher posted a 5-2 record with a 4.04 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his MLB career versus Oakland. The Astros are 38-15 in its last 53 outings on a Saturday and 11-23 in its last 34 games on the road. The UNDER is 6-2 in Houston’s last 8 overall.

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 4/3/2021

On the part of Oakland, the Athletics remained winless after losing game 2 of the weekend series against the Houston Astros at 5-9 just yesterday. Oakland’s pitching staff permitted 17 runs in their first two matches of the season. The Athletics allowed five or more runs in six successive outings last year. Ramon Laureano led Oakland with 3 hits and one RBI while Chad Pinder and Mark Canha added a combined five hits and two RBIs. Pitcher Jesus Luzardo posted 8.0 holds, 5.00 ERA, 1 walk, and 8.0 strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched.

Pitcher Cole Irvin will be starting for the Oakland Athletics against the Astros on Saturday. Irvin had a 0-1 record with a 17.18 ERA and four strikeouts last season. Cole Irvin will be pitching in his first career game against Houston. The Athletics are 35-16 in its last 51 matches during game 3 of a series and 50-23 in its last 73 contests at home. The OVER is 6-1 in Oakland’s last 7 outings overall.

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics. The MLB Pick for this match is Houston -132.  Oakland had difficulty in deploying a good pitcher to the mound and might be appointing a bullpen pitcher in a starting role in game 3. The Astros played good defense that could help Houston earn their 3rd straight win on Saturday. The Houston Astros will win offered at -132 to a predicted score of 6-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 4:07 PM ET

Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California

Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021

TV: ATSW, NSCA

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -132

MLB Totals: 9

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