Astros Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – September 26, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 26, 2021

The Oakland Athletics (84-71) will attempt to sweep the Houston Astros (91-64) at RingCentral Coliseum on Sunday, at 4:07 PM ET. Houston’s (-120 to win) Jake Odorizzi gets the start versus Oakland’s (+100) Paul Blackburn.

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Astros vs Athletics Betting Lines

Astros Betting Insights

  • The Astros have entered the game as favorites 128 times this season and won 78, or 60.9%, of those games.
  • Houston has a record of 76-42, a 64.4% win rate, when favored by -120 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Astros, based on the moneyline, is 52.2%.
  • The Astros and their opponents have combined to hit the over seven times in their last 10 games with a total.

Astros Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 6.1
HR 19
ERA 4.09
K/9 8.1

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Athletics Betting Insights

  • The Athletics have been victorous in 21, or 44.7%, of the 47 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Oakland has a mark of 15-21 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +100 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Athletics have a 47.8% chance of walking away with the win.
  • When it comes to the total, the Athletics and their foes are 2-7-1 in their previous 10 contests.

Athletics Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 4.4
HR 9
ERA 2.47
K/9 8.4

Athletics Probable Pitcher – Paul Blackburn

  • The Athletics are sending Blackburn (1-3) to the mound to make his eighth start of the season. He is 1-3 with a 5.17 ERA and 23 strikeouts over 31 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty’s last appearance was on Wednesday against the Mariners, when he threw four innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 27-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.17, with 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games this season. Opponents are hitting .318 against him.
  • Blackburn is looking to pick up his fifth start of five or more innings this season in this game.
  • The Athletics have been the underdog on the moneyline in three of Blackburn’s starts this season, and they went 1-2 in those games.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 26, 2021 at 4:05 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Astros Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 92-64
Home 47-28
Road 45-36
vs LHP (Starters) 34-27
vs RHP (Starters) 58-37
Day Games 3-6
Night Games 89-58

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Astros Probable Pitcher – Jake Odorizzi

  • The Astros will hand the ball to Odorizzi (6-7) for his 22nd start of the season.
  • The right-hander allowed two hits in 1 1/3 scoreless innings pitched against the Rangers on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
  • The 31-year-old has pitched to a 4.22 ERA this season with 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.9 walks per nine across 22 games.
  • Odorizzi has made 13 starts of five or more innings in 21 chances this season, and averages 4.1 frames when he pitches.
  • His team has a record of 10-7 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 26, 2021 at 4:05 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 84-71
Home 42-38
Road 42-33
vs LHP (Starters) 36-25
vs RHP (Starters) 48-46
Day Games 4-5
Night Games 80-66

Astros Hitting Stats

  • The Astros are ninth-best in MLB play with 208 total home runs.
  • The Astros have hit at least two homers in 59 games this season, and are 46-13 in those contests.
  • Houston has racked up 19 home runs over the past 10 games.
  • Yuli Gurriel leads Houston with a .315 batting average. He’s also hit 14 homers and has 78 RBI.
  • Carlos Correa has collected 150 hits this season and has an OBP of .362. He’s slugging .479 on the year.

Athletics Hitting Stats

  • The Athletics rank 15th in Major League Baseball with 189 home runs.
  • They’ve hit 87 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 80 home contests this season.
  • Over the last 10 games, Oakland has hit nine home runs.
  • Matt Olson leads the Athletics with 38 home runs and 109 runs batted in.
  • Mark Canha is hitting .231 with 22 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 74 walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Astros (-120)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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