Game 3 of the ALDS Series featuring the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics is set for Wednesday night. Houston has taken a 2-0 series lead after winning each of the first two games over the Oakland Athletics.
Oakland won the American League West Division this season, but things have not gone well in this series. Houston was two games under .500 during the regular season, but the Astros have yet to lose in the playoffs.
Athletics Betting Preview: Pitching a Problem For Athletics
The Oakland Athletics have given up 15 runs already in this series, and keeping the ball in the ballpark has been a major issue. Oakland had a team ERA of just 3.77 during the regular season, but the bullpen has struggled in the playoffs.
Jesus Luzardo will make the start for the A’s in Game 3 of the series, and he struggled mightily in his first start in these playoffs. The Athletics will need to find some offense if they hope to keep their season alive.
Astros Betting Preview: Houston, We Have Liftoff
George Springer belted a pair of home runs in the Game 2 victory, and the Houston Astros are back to playing long ball. Houston has belted seven home runs through their first three playoff games, and Carlos Correa leads the team with three blasts.
Right hander Jose Urquidy will start for Houston on Wednesday with a chance to pitch Houston into the ALCS. The Astros just need a solid outing from the youngster before turning things over to a dominant bullpen.
Athletics/Astros Betting Lines
The Houston Astros might have had the worse record entering this series, but now they are clear favorites to reach the ALCS. If Oakland is going to keep their season alive with a win in this game, they will have to do it as an underdog.
MyBookie has the Houston Astros at -122 in Game 3 of the ALDS while the Oakland Athletics are +108.
Free Betting Pick
For whatever reason, the Houston Astros simply know how to turn it on in the playoffs. Houston has the bats rolling now, and there is no reason to believe they will cool off in this game.
The Athletics have had a terrific 2020 season, but they just don’t have enough talent to keep this run going. Houston will break through once again and complete the three-game sweep over the Oakland Athletics.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Houston Astros -122