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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 7/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 7/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews


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The Oakland Athletics (49-38) will battle the Houston Astros (53-33) in Game 2 of a three-game competition at the Minute Maid Park in Houston on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 8:10 PM ET. Oakland just concluded the series against the Boston Red Sox with a 2-1 standing over the weekend. The Athletics lost the opener at 2-3 on Friday but bounced back with a 7-6 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday. However, the A’s failed to score a single run in a 0-1 shutout loss in the series finale on Sunday. In Game 1 of the series, Oakland bowed to the Houston Astros at 6-9 on Tuesday. Starter Chris Bassitt picked up the loss after allowing 6 earned runs on 8 base hits with a walk and struck out 6 Houston batters in 4.1 innings pitched in the loss. First Baseman Matt Olson earned two RBIs on one base hit with a run while Shortstop Elvis Andrus made two runs with a triple and an RBI in the loss.


Left-handed Pitcher Sean Manaea will be heading to the pitcher’s mound to start the second installment of a series against the Astros on Wednesday. The southpaw thrower is 6-5 with a 3.13 ERA while striking out a total of 102 batters and granted 25 walks this season. In his career facing the Houston squad, Manaea is 3-6 with a 3.57 ERA and struck out 73 batters of the ‘Stros.    


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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Predictions 7/7/2021


On the Houston side, the team ended the series against the Cleveland Indians by a sweep after winning all four games over the weekend. The Astros defeated the Indians in the first two installments at 7-2 on Thursday and 6-3 on Friday. In the last two matches, the ‘Stros still prevailed after scoring 3-2 in Game 3 and 4-3 in the series finale on Sunday. In the series opener, Starting Pitcher Framber Valdez made 5.0 innings of work and gave up 5 earned runs on 10 base hits while awarding 2 free bases but struck out 6 Oakland batters in the victory. Left Fielder Yordan Alvarez led the charge with 5 RBIs and a triple while driving three runs while 2nd Baseman Jose Altuve earned 2 RBIs with a double and made two runs in the win. First Baseman Yuli Gurriel acquired a one-run score on one base hit and an RBI in the winning effort for the Astros.   


Houston will counter with righty Luis Garcia to take his post on the bump and start Game 2 of a series versus the Athletics on Wednesday. In his MLB tour this season, the right-handed thrower is 6-5 with a 3.14 ERA and struck out a total of 90 batters while granting 27 walks in the majors. Garcia is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA and struck out 11 batters in facing the Oakland baseball club. 


Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros. The MLB Pick for this game is Houston -130. The Astros started to peak up in its lead in the AL West Division. Houston beat the Cleveland Indians in a four-game series by a sweep over the weekend and posted 3.5 games ahead of the Oakland Athletics. The Houston Astros won 8 of the last 11 overall versus the Athletics while winning 35 of their last 52 outings at home. The predicted score, Houston Astros will win at 6-3.


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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 7/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET


Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX


Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021


TV: ATSW, SportsNet SW


MLB Odds: Houston Astros -130


MLB Totals: 9


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