Astros vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 9, 2021

Written By Staff on April 9, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

Carlos Correa brings a two-game home run streak into the Houston Astros’ (6-1) matchup against the Oakland Athletics (1-7). The Astros are moneyline favorites () for this outing against the Athletics (), which begins at 8:10 PM ET on Friday at Minute Maid Park. Houston has Lance McCullers Jr. starting, and Oakland will send out Sean Manaea.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 9, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Astros vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

McCullers Jr. (HOU) Pitcher Manaea (OAK)
1 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
5.0 IP 4.2
1.80 ERA 9.64
1.000 WHIP 1.930
12.6 K/9 7.7
5.4 BB/9 5.8

Astros Probable Starter Lance McCullers Jr.

  • McCullers (1-0) makes the start for the Astros, his second of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday, the righty threw five innings against the Athletics, allowing one earned run while surrendering two hits.
  • The Astros were the moneyline favorite for one McCullers start this season — they won.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs McCullers Jr.

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Elvis Andrus 16 .500 8 1 5 .529 1.404
Jed Lowrie 16 .125 2 0 0 .333 .458
Mitch Moreland 15 .200 3 1 5 .250 .650
Stephen Piscotty 13 .308 4 0 1 .375 .683
Matt Olson 13 .154 2 1 1 .267 .652
Matt Chapman 12 .333 4 0 3 .400 .983
Mark Canha 10 .100 1 0 0 .357 .457
Ramón Laureano 4 .500 2 0 0 .500 1.250
Sean Murphy 4 .250 1 1 1 .250 1.250
Tony Kemp 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500

Athletics Probable Starter Sean Manaea

  • The Athletics’ Manaea will make his second start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, giving up five earned runs while allowing six hits against the Astros.
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Manaea

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yuli Gurriel 33 .273 9 1 5 .273 .697
José Altuve 33 .182 6 1 1 .229 .532
Alex Bregman 28 .286 8 3 4 .412 1.019
Carlos Correa 28 .179 5 0 2 .324 .503
Martín Maldonado 12 .500 6 1 5 .538 1.621
Michael Brantley 11 .182 2 0 2 .182 .455
Kyle Tucker 8 .375 3 1 1 .444 1.319
Aledmys Díaz 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Chas McCormick 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jason Castro 2 .500 1 1 2 .500 2.500

Astros Betting Trends

  • Last season the Astros were the 14th-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.7 runs per game (279 total).
  • The Astros were favored on the moneyline 42 total times last season. They went 25-17 in those games.
  • Houston finished 14-4 last year (winning 77.8% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -200 or shorter.
  • Houston combined with opponents to go over the total 28 times last season for a 28-27-3 record against the over/under.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics were underdogs 11 times last season and won four, or 36.4%, of those games.
  • Last season, Oakland was at least a +165 underdog on the moneyline one time, losing each of those contests.
  • Games involving Oakland went over the total set by bookmakers in 23 of 56 chances last season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Correa hit five home runs last season while slugging .383.
  • Correa did not rank in the top 25 in home runs and hits among the qualified hitters in baseball.
  • Michael Brantley hit .300 a season ago with 51 hits.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Brantley’s .300 BA ranked 23rd, and his .476 SLG ranked 11th.

Astros Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Yuli Gurriel 211 .232 27 6 22 .274 .658
Kyle Tucker 209 .268 33 9 42 .319 .831
Carlos Correa 201 .264 22 5 25 .320 .703
Jose Altuve 192 .219 32 5 18 .286 .630
Michael Brantley 170 .300 24 5 22 .364 .840
Alex Bregman 153 .242 19 6 22 .346 .797
Martín Maldonado 135 .215 19 6 24 .350 .728
Myles Straw 82 .207 8 0 8 .244 .500
Jason Castro 80 .188 8 2 9 .293 .668
Aledmys Díaz 58 .241 8 3 6 .254 .737

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Mitch Moreland hit .265 last season with 10 home runs and 29 RBI.
  • Mark Canha hit .246 with an OBP of .384 and a slugging percentage of .408.
  • Canha ranked 17th in OBP among qualified hitters in the majors.

Athletics Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Olson 210 .195 28 14 42 .305 .729
Mark Canha 191 .246 32 5 33 .384 .792
Ramón Laureano 183 .213 27 6 25 .338 .704
Stephen Piscotty 159 .226 17 5 29 .271 .629
Matt Chapman 142 .232 22 10 25 .276 .811
Mitch Moreland 136 .265 22 10 29 .333 .884
Sean Murphy 116 .233 21 7 14 .364 .821
Elvis Andrus 103 .194 11 3 7 .252 .582
Tony Kemp 93 .247 15 0 4 .363 .664
Seth Brown 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

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