Astros Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 16, 2022

Written By Staff on July 16, 2022

Skye Bolt takes a two-game home run streak into the Oakland Athletics’ (30-60) matchup against the Houston Astros (58-31) at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday at Minute Maid Park. Houston’s (-378 to win) Justin Verlander and Oakland’s (+303) Jared Koenig will start this matchup.

The betting facts in the article below use the latest odds as of July 16, 2022 at 3:35 PM ET.

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Astros vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Verlander (HOU) Pitcher Koenig (OAK)
11 – 3 W/L 1 – 2
103.1 IP 18.1
2.00 ERA 6.38
0.871 WHIP 1.745
8.5 K/9 4.9
1.7 BB/9 5.4

Astros Probable Starter Justin Verlander

  • Verlander makes the start for the Astros, his 17th of the season. He is 11-3 with a 2.00 ERA and 98 strikeouts through 103 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Thursday, July 7 against the Kansas City Royals, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up seven hits.
  • In 16 games this season, the 39-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.00, with 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .189 against him.
  • Verlander is trying to extend a third-game quality start streak in this matchup.
  • He will match up with an Athletics offense that is batting .211 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .333 (30th in MLB) with 69 total home runs (28th in MLB).
  • This season, the 39-year-old ranks third in ERA (2.00), third in WHIP (.871), and 30th in K/9 (8.5) among pitchers who qualify.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 16, 2022 at 3:35 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 74 .297 22 0 3 .325 .663
Stephen Vogt 14 .071 1 0 0 .071 .142
Stephen Piscotty 13 .154 2 1 1 .154 .539
Ramón Laureano 9 .111 1 0 0 .111 .222
Seth Brown 5 .200 1 0 1 .333 .733
Chad Pinder 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .900
Tony Kemp 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Athletics Probable Starter Jared Koenig

  • Koenig (1-2) will take to the mound for the Athletics and make his fifth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, June 25, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs while allowing five hits against the Kansas City Royals.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in four games this season with an ERA of 6.38, a 0.909 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.745.
  • The Astros rank 18th in MLB with a .240 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks fifth in the league (.422) and 125 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 16, 2022 at 3:35 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Koenig

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros are 51-22 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 69.9% of those games).
  • Houston has not yet played a game with moneyline odds of -378 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Astros a 79.1% chance to win.
  • Houston has played in 89 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 32 times (32-54-3).
  • The Astros have collected a 46-43-0 record against the spread this season (covering 51.7% of the time).
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have been underdogs in 78 games this season and won 27 (34.6%) of those contests.
  • Oakland has not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +303.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Athletics have a 24.8% chance to win.
  • Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in 38 of their 91 games with a total this season.
  • The Athletics are 43-48-0 against the spread in their 91 chances this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Kyle Tucker has 13 doubles, 17 home runs and 43 walks while hitting .253.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Tucker’s batting average ranks 81st, his on-base percentage ranks 48th, and he is 39th in the league in slugging.
  • Alex Bregman has 20 doubles, 11 home runs and 52 walks while hitting .243.
  • Bregman’s batting average ranks 101st among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 30th, and he is 77th in the league in slugging.
  • Bregman brings a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .300 with two doubles, two walks and two RBI.
  • Jose Altuve has 17 doubles, 17 home runs and 36 walks while hitting .277.
  • 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 304 .243 46 11 46 .362 .780
Yuli Gurriel 295 .231 30 7 26 .283 .666
Kyle Tucker 293 .253 39 17 61 .346 .817
Jose Altuve 271 .277 48 17 33 .373 .901
Jeremy Pena 254 .264 37 12 33 .312 .761
Martín Maldonado 204 .167 22 8 22 .237 .561
Chas McCormick 187 .225 23 8 20 .311 .717
Aledmys Díaz 173 .237 19 6 21 .294 .670
Jose Siri 135 .178 18 3 10 .238 .542
Mauricio Dubon 132 .212 17 3 16 .246 .557

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Elvis Andrus has been key for Oakland with six home runs, 25 RBI and a batting average of .227 this season.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Andrus’ batting average is 127th, his on-base percentage is 128th, and he is 133rd in slugging.
  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in OBP (.306), slugging percentage (.410) and total hits (70) this season.
  • Among all qualifying hittersplayers, Murphy is 113th in batting average, 116th in on-base percentage and 88th in slugging percentage.
  • Seth Brown is batting .218 with a .404 slugging percentage and 38 RBI this year.
  • Ramon Laureano has eight home runs, 20 RBI and a batting average of .235 this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 295 .237 35 9 36 .306 .716
Elvis Andrus 277 .227 34 6 25 .296 .661
Tony Kemp 276 .207 29 2 14 .286 .554
Seth Brown 275 .218 26 10 38 .273 .677
Sheldon Neuse 220 .236 21 3 21 .297 .611
Ramón Laureano 217 .235 32 8 20 .322 .723
Chad Pinder 212 .231 20 7 24 .258 .640
Nick Allen 94 .191 11 1 5 .269 .535
Stephen Piscotty 76 .197 7 2 7 .279 .582
Stephen Vogt 72 .139 9 4 7 .212 .518

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