Houston vs Oakland
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Houston Astros (33-31) vs Oakland Athletics (38-27)
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at 3:35 pm
Urquidy will make his second start of the postseason with Zack Greinke out due to right arm trouble. Urquidy went 4 1/3 innings against the Twins in the AL Wild Card Series, allowing one run on two hits in a no-decision. He has a 1.26 career ERA in the postseason and is worth backing here on what I see as a cheap price on a team that is in a groove.
Athletics are 3-8 in their last 11 games after losing the first 2 games of a series.Athletics are 1-4 in their last 5 playoff games as an underdog.Athletics are 2-8 in their last 10 playoff games.Athletics are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.Athletics are 0-4 in their last 4 Divisional Playoff games.
Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record. Astros are 9-2 in their last 11 Divisional Playoff games.
Play on Houston to win