Athletics vs Astros: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 1, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 1, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

The Oakland Athletics () host the Houston Astros () on Thursday at 10:07 PM ET. Chris Bassitt takes the mound for Oakland while Zack Greinke is Houston’s starter for the contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 31, 2021, 3:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Athletics vs Astros Betting Lines

Athletics Betting Insights

  • The Athletics entered a game as favorites 45 times last season and won 30, or 66.7%, of those games.
  • Oakland entered 45 games last season favored by -108 or more and was 30-15 in those contests.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 50% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • Oakland and its opponents went over the total last season in 23 of their 56 opportunities.

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Astros Betting Insights

  • The Astros were chosen as underdogs in 16 games last year and walked away with the win three times (18.8%) in those games.
  • Houston had a win-loss record of 3-13 when favored by -108 or worse by sportsbooks last year.
  • The Astros have an implied victory probability of 50% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Contests with Houston went over the total set by oddsmakers in 28 of 58 chances last season.

Astros Probable Pitcher – Zack Greinke

    • Greinke will take the mound to start for the Astros, his first this season.
    • In his last appearance on Thursday, Oct. 15, the 37-year-old right-hander, started and went six innings against the Rays.
    • Greinke and his team lost both of the two games he appeared in a season ago when they were the underdog on the moneyline.

Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of March 31, 2021 at 7:56 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 0-0
Home 0-0
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 0-0
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 0-0

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Athletics Probable Pitcher – Chris Bassitt

    • The Athletics will send Bassitt to the mound for his first start this season.
    • The last time the 32-year-old righty pitched was on Monday, Oct. 5, throwing four innings as the starter against the Astros.
    • Bassitt appeared in nine games last season as the moneyline favorite and his team finished with a record of 8-1 in those contests.

Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of March 31, 2021 at 7:56 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Astros Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 0-0
Home 0-0
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 0-0
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 0-0

Athletics Hitting Stats

  • The Athletics ranked 18th in baseball with 71 home runs last season. They averaged 1.2 per game.
  • The Athletics averaged 1.2 homers per home game last season (41 total at home).
  • Mark Canha finished last season with five home runs, 33 RBI and a batting average of .246.
  • Mitch Moreland posted a .265 average with 29 RBI.

Astros Hitting Stats

  • The Astros’ 69 home runs ranked 19th in Major League Baseball.
  • In 38 games on the road last season, they hit 46 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
  • Michael Brantley had 51 hits with a batting average of .300 last season.
  • Carlos Correa hit five home runs on the season while slugging .383.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Athletics (-108)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

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

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