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2021 MLB Handicapping
(49-37) Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros (42-39)
Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Chris Bassitt (OAK) vs. Framber Valdez (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics +130 Astros -150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics + 1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
Two divisional rivals will be facing off when the Athletics take on the Astros for game 1 at 8:10 on Tuesday.
These teams met back in May and the Astros took 2 out of 3 games.
Chris Bassitt will be going for the Athletics and Framber Valdez will be going for the Astros.
The Athletics have had a very good year so far. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games.
Their record is 49-37 and they are 2nd in the American League West. The Astros are 3.5 games ahead of them.
Oakland lost 2 out of 3 against the Red Sox this Weekend. Boston won on Sunday by a score of 1-0. In that series, the A’s scored 9 runs and allowed 10 runs.
James Kaprielian was very good on Sunday. The rookie went 7 innings, allowed 1 earned run, and struck out 10 batters.
Chris Bassitt has been solid so far. He is 9-2 with a 3.04 ERA. His last start was against the Rangers on Wednesday where he went 7 innings and did not allow an earned run. The A’s won this game 3-1.
The pitching has been impressive so far with this squad. They have a 3.83 ERA which is 10th best in baseball.
This club has a very balanced offense. They are scoring 4.45 runs per game which is 13th best in the league.
Matt Olson and Matt Chapman are some key hitters in their lineup.
Oakland has hit 105 home runs which is 12th best in baseball.
The Astros are having another impressive year. They have won 4 games in a row.
With a record of 52-33, they are 1st in the American League West. They look to continue staying in first as they take on Oakland.
Houston swept the Indians in 4 games recently. On Sunday, they won 4-3 in 10 innings. In that series, the Astros scored 20 runs and allowed 10.
Zack Greinke went 7.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Sunday.
Framber Valdez has been very good this year. The left hander is 5-1 with a 2.18 ERA. His last start was against the Indians on Thursday where he went 7 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. The Astros won this game 7-2.
This team has gotten very strong pitching so far. They have a 3.60 ERA which is 7th best in the league.
Their offense is the best in baseball when it comes to scoring runs. They are scoring 5.58 runs per game.
Houston has blasted 109 home runs which is 6th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 2-6 in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Athletics are 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Athletics are 1-4 in their last 5 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Athletics are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series.
- Astros are 5-0 in their last 5 games when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in the previous game.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games.
- Astros are 12-4 in their last 16 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Astros are 24-9 in their last 33 games following a win.
Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Two of the best teams in the American League will be squaring off in this one. It has the potential to be a very good series.
I believe that the Astros are the better team here. They have more star power up and down their lineup. I also like that the Stros are playing at home.
This is a matchup between 2 really tough pitchers. I look for Valdez to pitch very well and for the Astros to do just enough against Bassitt in order to get a win.
I will take the Astros on the moneyline in this one.
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