Astros Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 31, 2022

Written By Staff on May 30, 2022

The Houston Astros (31-18) play the Oakland Athletics (19-31) after Yordan Alvarez homered twice in a 5-1 win over the Athletics. It begins at 9:40 PM ET on Tuesday. Houston’s (-201 to win) Cristian Javier starts against Oakland’s (+170) Frankie Montas.

The betting insights in the following article use the latest odds as of May 31, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET.

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Astros vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Javier (HOU) Pitcher Montas (OAK)
3 – 2 W/L 2 – 4
37.0 IP 57.2
2.43 ERA 3.28
0.973 WHIP 0.988
11.7 K/9 10.3
2.7 BB/9 2.3

Astros Probable Starter Cristian Javier

  • Javier makes the start for the Astros, his sixth of the season. He is 3-2 with a 2.43 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Thursday against the Cleveland Guardians, when he went 5 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up three hits.
  • The 25-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.43, with 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in nine games this season. Opponents are hitting .192 against him.
  • Javier is trying to record his second quality start of the year in this matchup.
  • The opposing Athletics offense has the 29th-ranked slugging percentage (.328) and ranks 28th in MLB play with 33 home runs. It has a collective .213 batting average, and is 26th in MLB with 352 total hits and 27th in MLB action scoring 174 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 31, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Javier

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ramón Laureano 13 .308 4 2 3 .357 1.280
Sean Murphy 8 .250 2 1 1 .250 .875
Seth Brown 7 .143 1 0 1 .143 .286
Tony Kemp 7 .571 4 0 2 .700 1.557
Elvis Andrus 6 .333 2 1 1 .429 1.429
Chad Pinder 5 .000 0 0 1 .167 .167
Jed Lowrie 5 .600 3 0 0 .600 1.200

Athletics Probable Starter Frankie Montas

  • The Athletics’ Montas (2-4) will make his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run in 7 2/3 innings pitched on Friday in his last outing, a matchup with the Texas Rangers.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 3.28, a 4.4 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .988 in 10 games this season.
  • He has started 10 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in six of them.
  • The Astros have scored 198 runs this season, which ranks 20th in MLB. They are batting .229 for the campaign with 63 home runs, fourth in the league.
  • The 29-year-old’s 3.28 ERA ranks 27th, .988 WHIP ranks 12th, and 10.3 K/9 ranks ninth among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 31, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Montas

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Altuve 31 .290 9 2 3 .353 .901
Michael Brantley 30 .300 9 2 5 .300 .900
Yuli Gurriel 29 .345 10 0 2 .375 .789
Kyle Tucker 20 .250 5 1 4 .318 .918
Alex Bregman 20 .250 5 0 2 .444 .694
Martín Maldonado 16 .125 2 0 0 .176 .301
Yordan Alvarez 12 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Chas McCormick 6 .500 3 0 1 .500 1.167
Aledmys Díaz 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Jason Castro 3 .333 1 0 1 .600 1.267

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have won 69.2% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (27-12).
  • Houston has gone 5-1 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -201 or shorter (83.3%).
  • The Astros have an implied moneyline win probability of 66.8% in this matchup.
  • Houston has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 49 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 12 of those games (12-37-0).
  • The Astros have collected a 24-25-0 record ATS this season.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • This season, the Athletics have won 16 out of the 41 games, or 39%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Oakland has entered 13 games this season as the underdog by +170 or more and is 5-8 in those contests.
  • The Athletics have a 37% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in 22 of their 51 games with a total this season.
  • The Athletics have an ATS record of 24-27-0 in 51 games with a spread this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Alvarez has accumulated an on-base percentage of .358 and has 40 hits, both team-high marks for the Astros, while batting .260 with four doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 24 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB action, Alvarez ranks 63rd in batting average, 33rd in on-base percentage, and 11th in slugging.
  • Alex Bregman has 11 doubles, six home runs and 28 walks while hitting .230.
  • Bregman’s batting average ranks 118th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 42nd, and he is 84th in the league in slugging.
  • Kyle Tucker is hitting .239 with seven doubles, eight home runs and 23 walks.
  • Jose Altuve is hitting .286 with six doubles, 10 home runs and 11 walks.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Bregman 165 .230 22 6 26 .350 .756
Michael Brantley 162 .272 16 3 16 .357 .752
Yuli Gurriel 161 .217 15 3 13 .257 .617
Kyle Tucker 155 .239 17 8 29 .335 .774
Yordan Alvarez 154 .260 29 14 28 .358 .929
Jeremy Pena 149 .282 22 8 23 .331 .828
Jose Altuve 133 .286 23 10 16 .349 .905
Chas McCormick 122 .213 14 4 12 .276 .661
Martín Maldonado 110 .127 14 3 11 .205 .441
Jose Siri 94 .223 13 2 7 .291 .663

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland with 35 hits, batting .206 this season with 20 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified batters, Murphy is 152nd in batting average, his on-base percentage is 138th, and he is 104th in slugging percentage.
  • Elvis Andrus is slugging .353 while driving in nine runs and batting .233 this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Andrus’ batting average puts him 111th, his on-base percentage is 121st, and he is 132nd in slugging.
  • Seth Brown is batting .207 with a .407 slugging percentage and 23 RBI this year.
  • Tony Kemp leads Oakland in OBP (.318) this season, fueled by 37 hits.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 170 .206 21 5 22 .286 .674
Sheldon Neuse 162 .235 16 2 17 .291 .606
Tony Kemp 156 .237 17 1 8 .318 .600
Elvis Andrus 150 .233 18 3 9 .303 .656
Cristian Pache 147 .170 12 2 11 .213 .458
Seth Brown 140 .207 15 5 23 .277 .684
Chad Pinder 129 .256 12 5 15 .281 .707
Kevin Smith 123 .203 9 2 13 .225 .566
Jed Lowrie 110 .227 14 3 14 .304 .631
Christian Bethancourt 92 .228 13 0 8 .283 .576

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