At Oakland Coliseum on Monday night, Game 1 of their series between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics will take place.
The Houston Astros have won five straight games and have a season record of 64-32. Houston just defeated Seattle in a series, winning all three of the games that were played. This season, the pitching staff for Houston has a 2.98 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and a.211 opponent batting average. The Astros’ offence has 429 runs scored while hitting for a.241 average and getting on base.318 percent of the time. For the Astros this year, Yordan Alvarez is batting.307 with 28 home runs and 65 RBI. Jake Odorizzi, who has tossed 48 innings this season and has a record of 4-2 with a 3.56 ERA and 1.19 WHIP, is anticipated to start for Houston.
The Oakland Athletics have won three of their last four games despite having a season record of 35-63. Oakland just defeated Texas in a series, winning two of the three games that were played. With a 4.34 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and a.247 opponents’ batting average, Oakland’s pitching staff is performing poorly. The Athletics offence has produced 329 runs this season while batting just.213 with a.274 on base percentage. For the Athletics this year, Seth Brown has a batting average of.227 with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs. Adam Oller, who has tossed 27.1 innings this year and has a record of 0-3 with an 8.56 ERA and 1.98 WHIP, is predicted to start for Oakland.
Houston is 5-0 in their last 5 games and has a road record of 18-6 in their previous 24 games. Houston’s last 8 games have gone under 7 times. In their previous five games versus the AL West, Oakland is 4-1, while in their last 51 opening games of a series, they are 16-35. In Oakland’s previous 11 home games, the under is 8-3. In their last 11 meetings, Houston has an 8-3 record.
Houston has been playing well this season and leads the AL West by 13 games going into this game. Oakland sits 30 games behind the Astros for last place in the AL West. Jake Odorizzi, who has given up eight runs in his last 16.1 innings, will start for Houston. In his past two starts versus Oakland, Odorizzi has given up three runs in a total of 12.1 innings. Adam Oller, who has pitched 8.2 innings and given up five runs, will start for Oakland.
Free Pick: Oakland Athletics