Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics: Best Odds and Preview for October 1, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 30, 2021, 10:49 pm

The Oakland Athletics (85-74) bring a three-game losing streak into a home matchup against the Houston Astros (93-66) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored (-120) to give the underdog Athletics (+100) another loss.

Oakland has Sean Manaea projected to start, while Houston has not named a starter.

Best Odds for Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics.

Astros Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Astros have been chosen as favorites in 132 games this year and have walked away with the win 81 times (61.4%) in those games.
  • Houston’s games have gone over the total in 82 of their 159 opportunities.
  • The Astros are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking second with 840 total runs this season.
  • Houston has been favored in nine of its past 10 games and won five of those matchups.
  • When it comes to the total, the Astros and their foes are 4-6 in their last 10 contests.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Kyle Tucker 134 .291 .356 .547 28 88 144
Jose Siri 14 .289 .333 .556 4 9 13
Yordan Alvarez 141 .278 .348 .528 32 101 146
Carlos Correa 146 .277 .363 .480 25 91 152
Yuli Gurriel 139 .316 .382 .455 14 79 166
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Athletics Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have won 22 of the 52 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (42.3%).
  • Oakland has played in 158 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 71 times (71-82-5).
  • The Athletics are the 11th-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.6 runs per game (725 total).
  • Oakland has a 2-2 record over the four games it was the underdog on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings (all had set totals), the Athletics combined with their opponents to hit the over on the run total three times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Manaea gets the start for the Athletics, his 32nd of the season. He is 10-10 with a 3.94 ERA and 188 strikeouts in 173 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Astros, when he went seven innings, allowing one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • Manaea’s team is 18-13 over his 31 starts.
  • Manaea has had 31 starts with a set total this season, and the teams combined to go over the total in 16 of those games.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Matt Olson 153 .272 .375 .543 38 109 150
Starling Marte 64 .305 .405 .451 7 25 71
Starling Marte 53 .307 .349 .453 5 29 69
Josh Harrison 89 .294 .366 .434 6 38 94
Tony Kemp 113 .266 .374 .398 7 32 85

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