Astros Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 1, 2022

Written By Staff on June 1, 2022

The Houston Astros (32-18) will look to finish off a sweep of a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics (19-32). The series finale starts at 3:37 PM ET on Wednesday. Justin Verlander starts for Houston (-223 to win) while Oakland (+185) will counter with Cole Irvin.

The betting insights in this article use the latest odds as of June 1, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET.

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Astros vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Verlander (HOU) Pitcher Irvin (OAK)
6 – 2 W/L 2 – 2
57.2 IP 40.0
2.03 ERA 3.15
0.832 WHIP 1.200
8.6 K/9 5.9
1.6 BB/9 2

Astros Probable Starter Justin Verlander

  • Verlander (6-2) takes the mound for the Astros in his 10th start of the season. He has a 2.03 ERA in 57 2/3 innings pitched, with 55 strikeouts.
  • In his last time out on Saturday, the right-hander threw 6 2/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners, allowing six earned runs while surrendering 10 hits.
  • In nine games this season, the 39-year-old has a 2.03 ERA and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .187 to opposing hitters.
  • Verlander enters the outing with six quality starts under his belt this season.
  • He will take the mound against an Athletics offense that ranks 27th in MLB with 360 total hits (on a .213 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .328 (29th in MLB) with 33 total home runs (28th in MLB).
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB play this season, the 39-year-old ranks ninth in ERA (2.03), second in WHIP (.832), and 24th in K/9 (8.6).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 1, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Verlander

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Elvis Andrus 71 .296 21 0 2 .324 .648
Jed Lowrie 32 .094 3 0 2 .121 .277
Ramón Laureano 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Seth Brown 2 .500 1 0 1 .667 1.667
Chad Pinder 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500

Athletics Probable Starter Cole Irvin

  • The Athletics will hand the ball to Irvin (2-2) for his eighth start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Texas Rangers.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in seven games this season with an ERA of 3.15 and 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .253.
  • He’s going for his fourth quality start in a row.
  • The Astros have scored 201 runs this season, which ranks 20th in MLB. They have 375 hits, 23rd in baseball, with 64 home runs (fourth in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 1, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Irvin

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Altuve 11 .182 2 0 1 .250 .523
Kyle Tucker 10 .300 3 1 3 .300 1.000
Yordan Alvarez 9 .556 5 1 1 .556 1.556
Michael Brantley 8 .250 2 0 1 .333 .583
Yuli Gurriel 6 .000 0 0 0 .143 .143
Aledmys Díaz 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .833
Martín Maldonado 6 .333 2 1 3 .333 1.333
Alex Bregman 5 .200 1 0 1 .333 .533
Mauricio Dubón 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Chas McCormick 2 .500 1 1 1 .750 2.750

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have won 28 of the 40 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (70%).
  • Houston has played three times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -223 or shorter, and won in each game.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Astros have an implied win probability of 69%.
  • In the 50 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Houston, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 12 times (12-38-0).
  • The Astros are 25-25-0 against the spread this season.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have been underdogs in 42 games this season and won 16 (38.1%) of those contests.
  • Oakland has entered five games this season as the underdog by +185 or more and is 3-2 in those contests.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 35.1% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • Games involving Oakland have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 22 of 52 chances this season.
  • The Athletics are 24-28-0 ATS in their 52 games with a spread this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yordan Alvarez has put up a team-best OBP (.361), while leading the Astros in hits (42). He’s batting .266 with four doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 24 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Alvarez’s batting average ranks 52nd, his on-base percentage ranks 31st, and he is ninth in the league in slugging.
  • Alex Bregman has 11 doubles, six home runs and 29 walks while hitting .226.
  • Bregman currently ranks 123rd in batting average, 44th in on base percentage, and 91st in slugging among qualifying hitters.
  • Kyle Tucker has seven doubles, eight home runs and 23 walks while batting .239.
  • Jose Altuve has six doubles, 10 home runs and 12 walks while hitting .279.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Bregman 168 .226 22 6 27 .348 .747
Michael Brantley 165 .267 16 3 16 .354 .742
Yuli Gurriel 165 .218 15 3 13 .257 .615
Yordan Alvarez 158 .266 30 14 28 .361 .931
Kyle Tucker 155 .239 17 8 29 .335 .774
Jeremy Pena 153 .281 22 8 23 .329 .819
Jose Altuve 136 .279 23 10 16 .347 .891
Chas McCormick 126 .230 15 5 14 .290 .711
Martín Maldonado 110 .127 14 3 11 .205 .441
Jose Siri 97 .216 14 2 7 .290 .651

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Elvis Andrus has been key for Oakland with 37 hits, an OBP of .308 plus a slugging percentage of .370.
  • Among all qualified batters, Andrus ranks 98th in batting average, his on-base percentage is 111th, and he is 116th in slugging percentage.
  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in total hits (35) this season while batting .201 with 20 extra-base hits.
  • Murphy’s batting average is 151st among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him 140th, and he is 110th in slugging.
  • Seth Brown is batting .210 with a .413 slugging percentage and 23 RBI this year.
  • Tony Kemp has a slash line of .244/.326/.294 this season and a team-best OPS of .620.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 174 .201 21 5 22 .281 .660
Sheldon Neuse 164 .232 16 2 17 .296 .607
Tony Kemp 160 .244 17 1 8 .326 .620
Elvis Andrus 154 .240 19 3 9 .308 .678
Cristian Pache 151 .172 12 2 12 .214 .459
Seth Brown 143 .210 15 5 23 .283 .696
Chad Pinder 129 .256 12 5 15 .281 .707
Kevin Smith 123 .203 9 2 13 .225 .566
Jed Lowrie 114 .219 14 3 14 .300 .616
Christian Bethancourt 92 .228 13 0 8 .283 .576

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