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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 4/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 4/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Oakland Athletics (1-6) will battle the Houston Astros (5-1) in Game 2 of the three-game series at the Minute Maid Park in Houston on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 8:10 PM ET. Oakland snapped their six-game losing streak with their first win of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers at 3-4 on Wednesday. Mitch Moreland made the winning run in the 10th inning of the match with an RBI single as the Athletics mustered to shut down the defending World Series Champions. However, the Oakland Athletics took the bottom place in the American League West Division with 4.5 games behind division leader Houston. Center Fielder Ramon Laureano posted a batting average of 0.333 in leading the Athletics. Left Fielder Mark Canha led his team with three runs while Jed Lowrie led Oakland with an on-base percentage of 0.333.

The Athletics will be assigning southpaw Sean Manaea to the bump to start Game 2 against the Astros on Friday. The left-handed thrower is 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA, 4 strikeouts, and 2 bases on balls. The Oakland Athletics are 1-7 in its last 8 contests and the OVER cashed in 7 of Oakland’s last 9 matches.

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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Predictions 4/9/2021

Over Houston’s side, the team started the season with a shining star as the Astros posted a 5-1 record after a 4-2 triumph versus the Los Angeles Angels. The Houston Astros topped the American League West Division and belted a one-game lead over the Halos in second place. Carlos Correa nailed a two-run home run in the 9th inning to elevate the Astros over the LA Angels for an allotted short two-game series between these two rivals in the AL West Division. 3rd Baseman Alex Bregman recorded a batting average of 0.429 in leading Houston and Bregman posted a team-high nine hits. RF Kyle Tucker led the Astros with three home runs and nine RBIs while 1st Baseman Yuli Gurriel took the lead in on-base percentage at 0.536. The Houston Astros hit a total of 12 home runs in their first six games played this season.

Right-handed Pitcher Lance McCullers will be climbing up the mound to start Game 2 for the Astros on Friday. The righty thrower marked a 1-0 record with a 1.80 ERA, 7 strikeouts, and 3 bases on balls. Houston is 5-1 in its last 6 games and the OVER cashed in 5 of the Astros’ last 6 outings.

Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros. The MLB Pick for this game is Houston -165. The Astros started the regular season with flying colors after sweeping the series at 4-0 versus the Oakland Athletics. Houston’s right-handed starter Lance McCullers Jr. pitched his best for the Astros last Saturday against Oakland. Righty McCullers earned the road victory for Houston after pitching for 5.0 innings and gave up just one run on two hits while striking 7 batters out. The Athletics lost 7 of its last 8 while the Astros won five of their last six games. Final score prediction, Houston Astros will win at 7-3.

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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 4/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET

Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021


MLB Odds: Houston Astros -165

MLB Totals: 9

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