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2021 MLB Handicapping
(91-61) Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics (82-70)
Date: Friday, September 24th, 2021
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Projected Pitchers: TBA (HOU) vs. Frankie Montas (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -105 Athletics -116
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros +1.5, Athletics -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Astros will be in Oakland to take on the Athletics for game 1, Friday at 9:40 ET.
We are unsure of who is starting for the Astros and Frankie Montas gets the ball for the Athletics.
These teams have not played each other for some time.
The Astros continue to play good baseball and they remain one of the best teams in the American League.
They are still 1st in the American League West with a record of 91-51. They lead the Athletics by 8 games.
Houston beat the Angels 9-5 on Wednesday. The Astros have taken the first 3 games of that series.
Luis Garcia looked good on Wednesday. The right hander went 6 innings and did not allow an earned run.
There has been no official announcement about who the starter will be for this game.
This team has gotten strong pitching throughout the year. They have an ERA of 3.68, which is 4th best in the game.
This club also features one of the best offenses out there. They are scoring 5.43 runs per game, which is the best mark in the sport.
Houston has homered 205 times, which is 8th best overall.
The Athletics have had a solid season and they are fighting for a wild card spot.
This team is in 3rd place of the American League West with a record of 82-70. They trail the Astros by 9 games.
Oakland lost to the Mariners 4-1 on Wednesday. Seattle has taken the first 3 games of that series.
Cole Irvin went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Wednesday.
Frankie Montas has been good this year. He is 12-9 with an ERA of 3.57. His last start was against the Angels, where he went 7 innings and did not allow an earned run. Oakland won that game 3-2.
The pitching has good in 2021 for the A’s. They have an ERA of 3.93, which is 12th best in the sport.
The offense has been very quiet in this Seattle series. This is the worst possible time for that to happen.
Oakland has hit 186 homers, which is 14th best in the Majors.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Athletics are 37-17 in their last 54 Friday games.
- Athletics are 7-3 in their last 10 games with the total set at 8.
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
The A’s have been struggling a bit, but I look for that to come to an end in this one. I like them to start off the series well.
Houston is the better team, but I am not sold on them winning this one. I give the edge to the A’s here because of their starting pitcher.
Frankie Montas will have his hands full when navigating through that Astros lineup. With that said, I feel he can be effective and get his team a win.
Give me the Athletics here as slight, home faves.
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