Astros Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 15, 2022

Written By Staff on July 15, 2022

The Oakland Athletics (29-60) will look for continued production from a hitter on a roll when they square off against the Houston Astros (58-30) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET at Minute Maid Park. Chad Pinder is on a two-game home run streak. Houston’s (-207 to win) Jake Odorizzi and Oakland’s (+173) Cole Irvin will start this matchup.

The betting trends in the article below use the latest odds as of July 15, 2022 at 7:43 PM ET.

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Astros vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Odorizzi (HOU) Pitcher Irvin (OAK)
4 – 2 W/L 3 – 7
42.2 IP 89.1
3.37 ERA 3.32
1.219 WHIP 1.131
6.5 K/9 5.8
3 BB/9 1.8

Astros Probable Starter Jake Odorizzi

  • Odorizzi gets the start for the Astros, his 10th of the season. He is 4-2 with a 3.37 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 42 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday against the Oakland Athletics, the right-hander threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings while surrendering four hits.
  • In nine games this season, the 32-year-old has amassed a 3.37 ERA and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .238 to his opponents.
  • Odorizzi is trying to secure his fourth quality start of the season in this matchup.
  • He will face an Athletics offense that ranks 29th in the league with 297 runs while batting .211 as a unit. It has a collective .332 slugging percentage (30th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 68 home runs (28th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 15, 2022 at 7:43 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 10 .500 5 0 2 .500 1.000
Stephen Vogt 10 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Seth Brown 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .857
Stephen Piscotty 7 .286 2 0 0 .375 .661
Sean Murphy 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Ramón Laureano 4 .250 1 0 0 .571 1.071
Vimael Machín 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Chad Pinder 3 .333 1 0 1 .500 1.167
Nick Allen 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Athletics Probable Starter Cole Irvin

  • The Athletics will send Irvin (3-7) to the mound for his 16th start this season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed five hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Houston Astros.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched to a 3.32 ERA this season with 5.8 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.8 walks per nine across 15 games.
  • He’s going for his third quality start in a row.
  • The Astros have scored 394 runs this season, which ranks 15th in MLB. They are batting .241 for the campaign with 125 home runs, third in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 15, 2022 at 7:43 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 17 .176 3 0 1 .222 .516
Kyle Tucker 15 .267 4 1 3 .312 .845
Alex Bregman 11 .182 2 0 2 .250 .523
Aledmys Díaz 11 .273 3 0 1 .273 .637
Yuli Gurriel 9 .000 0 0 0 .100 .100
Martín Maldonado 8 .375 3 1 3 .375 1.250
Chas McCormick 7 .429 3 1 1 .556 1.413
Jeremy Pena 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Jake Meyers 4 .750 3 1 1 .750 2.500
Mauricio Dubón 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have gone 51-21 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 70.8% of those games).
  • Houston is 13-6 (winning 68.4% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -207 or shorter.
  • The Astros have an implied moneyline win probability of 67.4% in this matchup.
  • Houston has combined with opponents to go over the total 32 times this season for a 32-53-3 record against the over/under.
  • The Astros have a 46-42-0 record against the spread this season (covering 52.3% of the time).
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have won 26, or 33.8%, of the 77 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • This season, Oakland has won seven of its 20 games, or 35%, when they’re the underdog by at least +173 on the moneyline.
  • The Athletics have a 36.6% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in 38 of their 90 games with a total.
  • The Athletics have an ATS record of 42-48-0 in 90 games with a spread this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Kyle Tucker has 13 doubles, 17 home runs and 43 walks while hitting .256.
  • Tucker ranks 77th in batting average, 45th in on base percentage, and 34th in slugging among qualified hitters in MLB action.
  • Alex Bregman has 20 doubles, 11 home runs and 52 walks while batting .243.
  • Bregman currently ranks 98th in batting average, 29th in on base percentage, and 79th in slugging among qualified hitters.
  • Jose Altuve is batting .277 with 17 doubles, 17 home runs and 36 walks.
  • Yuli Gurriel is batting .231 with 24 doubles, seven home runs and 19 walks.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Bregman 300 .243 46 11 46 .364 .784
Yuli Gurriel 295 .231 30 7 26 .283 .666
Kyle Tucker 289 .256 39 17 61 .350 .828
Jose Altuve 271 .277 48 17 33 .373 .901
Jeremy Pena 250 .264 37 12 33 .312 .764
Martín Maldonado 204 .167 22 8 22 .237 .561
Chas McCormick 184 .223 22 8 20 .308 .710
Aledmys Díaz 173 .237 19 6 21 .294 .670
Jose Siri 133 .180 18 3 9 .243 .551
Mauricio Dubon 128 .211 17 3 16 .246 .558

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy has 69 hits and an OBP of .307 to go with a slugging percentage of .409. All three of those stats are best among Oakland hitters this season.
  • Among all the qualified hitters in the majors, Murphy ranks 114th in batting average, 113th in on-base percentage, and 88th in slugging percentage.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .227 with a .366 slugging percentage and 23 RBI this year.
  • Andrus is currently 127th in batting average, 127th in on-base percentage and 133rd in slugging percentage among all qualified players.
  • Seth Brown has 59 hits this season and has a slash line of .218/.273/.406.
  • Ramon Laureano has eight home runs, 20 RBI and a batting average of .239 this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 291 .237 35 9 36 .307 .716
Elvis Andrus 273 .227 33 6 23 .297 .663
Tony Kemp 272 .206 28 2 14 .287 .552
Seth Brown 271 .218 25 10 38 .273 .679
Sheldon Neuse 220 .236 21 3 21 .297 .611
Ramón Laureano 213 .239 32 8 20 .328 .736
Chad Pinder 208 .231 19 7 24 .258 .638
Nick Allen 90 .200 11 1 5 .280 .558
Stephen Piscotty 76 .197 7 2 7 .279 .582
Stephen Vogt 72 .139 9 4 7 .212 .518

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