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2020 ALDS Game 3
(1-2) Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros (2-1)
Date: Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Time: 3:35 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California
Projected Pitchers: Frankie Montas vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics +109, Astros -112
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
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After taking a 2-0 lead in the series the Astros dropped game three and let the Athletics stay alive for another game on Thursday. If this series comes down to a rubber game it will be played on Friday and be the fifth consecutive game in a row.
It looked like the Athletics season was over heading into the seventh inning on Wednesday as they were down 7-4. Chad Pinder came through in the clutch with a three-run home run to tie the game and that shifted all the momentum in Oakland’s direction. The A’s then outscored the Astros 5-0 from that point on and secured themselves another day in the postseason.
Baseballs continue to just keep flying out of Dodger Stadium during the day. On Wednesday there were a total of seven home runs hit and now there have been 18 home runs hit so far in the three games played. The team that has hit more home runs on the day in this series is 3-0.
Oakland is averaging 5.33 runs per game over the first three games of the series. Most of the runs are coming from the long ball as they are averaging 3.33 home runs per game.
Bob Melvin will send out Frankie Montas to start game four of the series against Houston. Montas went 3-5 in the regular season with a 5.60 ERA in 11 games started. He surrendered 33 runs in 56 innings of work this season.
The Astro’s are itching to get back to the World Series after their heartbreaking loss in seven games last year. Houston still leads in this NLDS 2-1 after the loss yesterday and is just one win away from the NLCS.
Carlos Correa is having himself a postseason to remember. Correa leads the team with three home runs, seven RBI’s and is batting at a .438 clip in the postseason thus far. Over the first three games of the series, the Astros are averaging 7.33 runs per game and 2.67 HR per game.
Houston has yet to figure out who is going to start game four on Thursday, so be on the lookout for the announcement prior to the game. Dusty Baker has a couple of options to go to one being Zach Greinke.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games.
- Oakland is 11-5 SU in their last 16 games against Houston.
- Oakland is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games this season.
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston’s last 18 games.
- Houston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston’s last 15 games against Oakland.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games at home
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
I think the Astros send the Athletics packing in this one. The Astro’s have the much better hitting team over the first three games, the pitching just didn’t come through for them on Wednesday. I expect Zach Greinke to be starting this game as he hasn’t made an appearance since facing the Twins, but it’s not official that he is going to start. Either way, if Greinke isn’t going for the Stro’s I think the offense for Houston is better than the Athletics right now, so I’m riding with the Stro’s to take game 4.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Astro’s Moneyline -112
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