Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics MLB Odds and Predictions
The Houston Astros is set to host Oakland Athletics in an American League West clash over the weekend. The Astros are looking in hot form so far with a 6-1 win-loss record whereas the Athletics have been a little cranky, looking to kick start their campaign here.
The game is scheduled in the Minute Maid Park on 9th April at 8:10 pm EST.
The Astros have been unbeatable in the only home game that they have played in whereas the Athletics are still recovering from the defeat against the same opposition. Even though the money is on Astros, the Oakland are bound to put up a strong fight here tonight.
Oakland Athletics are in deep trouble after losing 7 of the 8 games that they played this season. The Astros on the hand have won 6 and lost 1. The latest Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics MLB Odds and Predictions clearly predicts Astros win in tonight’s game.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics MLB Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The Astros are looking unstoppable after stamping their authority while the Athletics are slightly under trouble after initial setback.
According to Bet365, the Astros are in with a huge chance to grab another win with odds of 1.57 while their opponents have odds of 2.55.
Another platform Oddschecker have also suggested the same giving a clear advantage to the Astros in this interesting battle.
On the other hand, Betway has also gone on to state that the Astros are the frontrunners with the Athletics requiring a monumental effort in this clash.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics MLB Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
In terms of pitching, Christain Javier was the star of the show for the side with 3 Hits and 2 Base on Balls against Athletics.
Yordan Alvarez who is the left field has 10 Hits, 20 Bases and a batting average of 0.333 so far. His exploit with the bat was a treat to the eyes.
Kyle Tucker has topped the charts with slugging percentage of 0.533 and 6 strike outs in 7 appearances. To his credit, he also accounts for 4 extra base hits so far. Jose Altuve has also been quite effective as the 2nd base in the side who came up with 1 Run, 1 Hit and 1 RBI in his last outing.
As far as Athletics is concerned, Cole Irvin did his job magnificently with 5 Hits, 1 Walk Per plate appearance and 3 strike outs against Astros.
Matt Chapman who usually plays in the 3rd base has 2 runs and 4 walks so far besides on-base percentage of 0.148. Mark Canha came up with 1 Hit, 0 Runs and 2 walks against in his previous appearance.
He was accompanied by Stephen Picotty who amassed 1 runs and 1 Hit as the right fielder. More importantly, he has a batting average of 0.250 and a slugging percentage of 0.375.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics MLB Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Houston Astros had an eventful 2020 season where they made it to the playoffs after a bumpy ride in the regular season games. They made it until the League championship where they bowed to Tampa Bay Rays in a hard-fought series.
Coming into this season, they managed just 6 wins in the spring training but have had a tectonic shift since then. They started off their season with 4 straight wins against Athletics away from home. They then took down the challenge of Angels easily to go on top of the table. In their previous outing they scored their 6th victory by a 6-2 margin.
Looking at Athletics campaign, the Oakland based side had a glorious run in the previous season where they managed to make it until American League Division series and are longing to go the full distance this time around. But to their ill-fate things haven’t particularly gone in their favor so far.
They played Astros in the opener where they were clearly decimated which was followed up by 3 more defeats to the same team. Apart from the one win against Dodgers, they aren’t looking like a team that can compete at the highest level so far. It’s time for them to turn it on to make it interesting.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics MLB Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Games: 157: Astros: 81 Athletics: 76
Previous meeting: Astros won 9-2 on 4th April 2021 in a regular season fixture.