A's vs. Astros MLB Prediction
A heavyweight battle in the American League West will ensue on Tuesday night when the Astros host he A’s at 8:10 p.m. ET. With Chris Bassitt set to oppose Framber Valdez in the pitching matchup, what’s the best bet in the series opener tonight?
973 Oakland A’s (+135) at 974 Houston Astros (-145); o/u 8.5
8:10 p.m. ET, Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Oakland A’s DFS SPIN
Athletics activated OF Stephen Piscotty from the 10-day injured list. The 30-year-old has been sidelined with a left wrist sprain since June 19 and was hitting an underwhelming .217/.284/.327 before the injury. The Athletics placed Mitch Moreland on the injured list in a corresponding move.
Houston Astros DFS Spin
Astros activated DH Yordan Alvarez from the paternity leave list. Alvarez has been away from the club since Friday following the birth of his second child. He'll be active for Tuesday's series opener against the Athletics.
A’s vs. Astros Betting Prediction
The A’s are just 3-8 in their last 11 meetings with the Astros, are 0-4 in their last four games during the opener of a series and are 1-4 in their last five games as an underdog. The Astros, meanwhile, are 12-4 in their last 16 games versus a right-handed starter, are 24-9 in their last 33 games coming off a win and are 10-4 in their last 14 divisional games.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS -145