Free MLB Pick: Athletics vs. Astros Odds
Looking for Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros free MLB predictions? MLB betting sees the Athletics taking on the Astros on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX. Cappers picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Athletics Astros free pick.
2021 MLB Handicapping
(49-37) Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros (52-33)
Date: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Sean Manaea (OAK) vs. Luis Garcia (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics +110 Astros -135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: White Sox – 1.5, Twins +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Athletics will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 2 Wednesday at 8:10 ET. Game 1 is Tuesday at 8:10 ET.
These teams met earlier and the Astros won 2 out of 3.
Sean Manaea will be going for the Athletics and Luis Garcia gets the ball for the Astros.
Overall, the Athletics have been having a good year. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games.
They are 2nd in the American League West with a record of 49-37. The Astros are 3.5 games ahead of them.
Oakland lost 2 out of 3 to the Red Sox this weekend. In that series, Boston scored 10 runs and Oakland scored 9.
Rookie James Kaprielian went 7 innings and only allowed 1 earned run on Sunday. Boston won this game 1-0.
Sean Manaea has been pretty good so far for this team. He is 6-5 with a 3.13 ERA. His last start was against the Rangers on Thursday where he went 5 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Rangers won this game 8-3.
Pitching has been impressive for Oakland this year. They have a team ERA of 3.83 which is 10th best in baseball. Some other key arms in their rotation are Frankie Montas and Chris Bassitt.
The A’s have also been getting solid production from their offense. They are scoring 4.45 runs per game which is 13th best.
All Star Matt Chapman has been their best hitter so far.
The Athletics have hit 105 home runs which is 12th best in the sport.
The Astros have been quite good so far this year. They have won their last 4 games.
This team is currently 1st in the American League West with a record of 52-33.
Houston swept the Indians in a 4 game set in Cleveland just recently. In that series, the Astros scored 20 runs and only allowed 10.
Zack Greinke continued his good pitching on Sunday. The veteran right hander went 7.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. The Astros won this game 4-3.
Luis Garcia has pitched well so far this year. He is 6-5 with a 3.02 ERA. His last start was against the Orioles and he did not go as long as he would have liked. The righty went 4 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Orioles won this game 5-2.
Even without Justin Verlander, this team has gotten very good pitching. They have a 3.60 ERA which is 7th best in MLB.
Their offense still remains the best when it comes to scoring runs. They are scoring an impressive 5.58 runs per game.
They have hit 109 home runs which is 8th 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 with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Athletics are 1-7 in their last 8 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Athletics are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a right handed starter.
- Astros are 7-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a left handed starter.
- Astros are 19-7 in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 10-4 in their last 14 games vs. the American League West.
Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Astros are looking to make their lead on the Athletics much bigger. This series is a perfect chance for them to do that. I feel good with the Astros in this one.
To me, they are the better team and I feel they will show that in this one. I do not have much confidence backing the A’s in this one.
This is a pitching matchup between 2 very talented guys. I think Garcia will rebound and pitch a good game in this one. They may not crush Manaea, but Houston should be able to do enough against him for a win.
I will take the Astros on the moneyline in this line.
4* Free MLB Astros moneyline
If you’re looking for more MLB picks like this Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros matchup, we’ll be providing 4* free MLB plays on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free MLB Baseball picks!
Register here for a FREE MLB Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!