Astros Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 10, 2022

Written By Staff on July 9, 2022

The Houston Astros (55-29) and Oakland Athletics (28-57) play a rubber match on Sunday at 4:07 PM ET with the series tied 1-1. Houston (-178 to win) has Jake Odorizzi starting things off, while Oakland (+150) will send out Cole Irvin.

The insights in this article are based off odds valid as of July 10, 2022 at 3:29 PM ET.

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Astros vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Odorizzi (HOU) Pitcher Irvin (OAK)
3 – 2 W/L 3 – 6
35.2 IP 83.1
4.04 ERA 3.35
1.318 WHIP 1.152
6.1 K/9 6
3.3 BB/9 1.9

Astros Probable Starter Jake Odorizzi

  • Odorizzi makes the start for the Astros, his ninth of the season. He is 3-2 with a 4.04 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last appearance came on Monday against the Kansas City Royals, when the right-hander tossed 4 2/3 innings, surrendering five earned runs while allowing nine hits.
  • The 32-year-old has amassed an ERA of 4.04, with 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in eight games this season. Opponents are batting .250 against him.
  • Odorizzi is trying to record his third quality start of the season.
  • He will take the hill against an Athletics offense that is batting .210 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .328 (30th in MLB) with 61 total home runs (29th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 10, 2022 at 3:29 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Odorizzi

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Elvis Andrus 18 .167 3 0 0 .167 .445
Tony Kemp 7 .714 5 0 2 .714 1.428
Stephen Vogt 7 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Seth Brown 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .750
Stephen Piscotty 4 .500 2 0 0 .600 1.100
Chad Pinder 3 .333 1 0 1 .500 1.167
Sean Murphy 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Ramón Laureano 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000

Athletics Probable Starter Cole Irvin

  • Irvin (3-6) will take the mound for the Athletics, his 15th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up one earned run and allowed four hits in 8 2/3 innings pitched against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in 14 games this season with an ERA of 3.35 and 6 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .244.
  • He has earned a quality start six times in 14 starts this season.
  • The Astros are batting .242 this season, 15th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .431 (fourth in the league) with 123 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 10, 2022 at 3:29 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 14 .143 2 0 1 .200 .414
Yordan Alvarez 12 .500 6 1 1 .500 1.333
Kyle Tucker 12 .333 4 1 3 .385 1.052
Aledmys Díaz 9 .333 3 0 1 .333 .777
Alex Bregman 8 .125 1 0 1 .222 .347
Martín Maldonado 8 .375 3 1 3 .375 1.250
Yuli Gurriel 6 .000 0 0 0 .143 .143
Chas McCormick 5 .400 2 1 1 .571 1.571
Mauricio Dubón 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Jeremy Pena 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have been the moneyline favorite 69 total times this season. They’ve finished 48-21 in those games.
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -178 or shorter, Houston has a 19-8 record (winning 70.4% of its games).
  • The Astros have a 64% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Houston has played in 84 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 30 times (30-51-3).
  • The Astros have a 45-39-0 record ATS this season.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have been underdogs in 73 games this season and won 25 (34.2%) of those contests.
  • Oakland is 11-23 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +150 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Athletics have a 40% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in 36 of their 86 games with a total this season.
  • The Athletics are 41-45-0 against the spread in their 86 chances this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yordan Alvarez has a team-high OBP (.405) and slugging percentage (.653), while leading the Astros in hits (82). He’s batting .306 with 11 doubles, two triples, 26 home runs and 43 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Alvarez’s batting average ranks 13th, his on-base percentage ranks fourth, and he is first in the league in slugging.
  • Kyle Tucker is hitting .259 with 12 doubles, 16 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Tucker currently ranks 68th in batting average, 41st in on base percentage, and 31st in slugging among qualified batters.
  • Alex Bregman has 18 doubles, 11 home runs and 50 walks while batting .239.
  • Jose Altuve has 16 doubles, 17 home runs and 33 walks while batting .280.
  • Altuve has hit safely in eight straight games. In his last 10 games he is hitting .324 with three doubles, two home runs, seven walks and six RBI.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Bregman 284 .239 46 11 44 .362 .781
Yuli Gurriel 279 .237 30 7 25 .289 .687
Kyle Tucker 274 .259 37 16 58 .351 .829
Yordan Alvarez 268 .306 57 26 60 .405 1.058
Jose Altuve 261 .280 44 17 32 .370 .906
Jeremy Pena 233 .270 36 12 31 .320 .792
Martín Maldonado 194 .160 22 8 22 .234 .554
Chas McCormick 176 .227 21 8 20 .312 .727
Aledmys Díaz 164 .232 16 5 18 .276 .636
Mauricio Dubon 123 .211 17 3 16 .248 .565

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Elvis Andrus leads Oakland in OBP (.297) this season, fueled by 60 hits.
  • Andrus ranks 120th in batting average, 119th in on-base percentage and 121st in slugging percentage among all hitters in MLB.
  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in slugging percentage (.404) thanks to 29 extra-base hits.
  • Murphy’s batting average ranks 121st among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him 122nd, and he is 90th in slugging.
  • Seth Brown leads Oakland in total hits (55) this season, and 27 of those have gone for extra bases.
  • Tony Kemp has been key for Oakland with 54 hits, an OBP of .289 plus a slugging percentage of .265.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 275 .229 32 9 34 .296 .700
Elvis Andrus 261 .230 30 6 22 .297 .672
Tony Kemp 260 .208 27 2 13 .289 .554
Seth Brown 255 .216 25 10 37 .274 .682
Sheldon Neuse 213 .239 20 2 19 .302 .607
Chad Pinder 200 .230 16 5 17 .258 .613
Ramón Laureano 194 .242 27 6 15 .338 .735
Nick Allen 78 .205 9 1 5 .287 .582
Stephen Piscotty 70 .200 7 2 7 .278 .592
Stephen Vogt 62 .161 8 4 6 .232 .587

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