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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 10/1/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros meet in action at the Minute Maid Park for the opening of a three-game series on Friday night.  This will be the final series of the season.  Oakland is third in AL West at 85-74 while Houston has clinched the Division title and holds a record of 93-66.    

 

The Oakland Athletics were swept by the Mariners in three games and as a result, lost their bid in the AL playoff.  Before that, the Athletics swept the Astros in three games.  This season, the Athletics improved to 10th with 725 runs scored but dropped to 23rd with a team batting average of .238.  Oakland has a team ERA of 3.95 which improved to 12th in MLB and has allowed opponents to bat at an average of .245 which is 17th in the league.  1B Matt Olson is the top performer for the Athletics with a .272 batting average, 38 homers, 109 RBIs, .375 OBP, and 150 hits.  In Friday’s opening match, the Athletics will send Sean Manaea to the mound.  The lefty is 10-10 with an ERA of 3.94.  In over 173.2 innings of work this season, Manaea has 172 hits, 76 earned runs, allowed 25 homers, 40 walks, and 188 strikeouts.

 

  • The Oakland Athletics are 3-7 SU in its last 10 games.
  • Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 matches against Houston.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Athletic’s last 6 games on the road against Houston.

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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Predictions 10/1/2021

 

The Houston Astros split their first two games against the Rays.  The Astros won the opener at 4-3 but dropped Game 2 with a 7-run shutout.  Houston came back with a series finale win of 3-2.   The Astros dominated at the plate this season, ranking first in batting at .266 and on-base percentage at .338 in MLB.  Their 837 runs scored is top 2 in the league.  The Astros’ team ERA dropped to the top 7 at 3.74 and top 3 in BAA at .228.  1B Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with a .316 batting average, .382 OBP, and 166 hits.  DH Yordan Alvarez leads with 32 homers and 101 RBIs.  Houston will send Framber Valdez to the mound for Friday’s match.  The lefty is 11-5 with an ERA of 2.98.  In over 129.2 innings of work this year, Valdez has 106 hits, 43 earned runs, allowed 10 homers, 57 walks, and 118 strikeouts.  

 

  • The Houston Astros are 2-5 SU in its last 7 games.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games at home.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against Oakland.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Houston Astros.  The Oakland Athletics dropped off the playoff race.  Houston on the other hand will maximize this last series of the season as they prepare for the playoffs.  The Astros’ lineup is loaded and has consistently stayed in the top 2 in the league. Taking the game at home is the Houston Astros.  Final Score Prediction is 5-4.  

 

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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 10/1/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET

 

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston

 

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021

 

TV: SportsNet SW

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -120

 

MLB Totals: 9.0

 

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