Astros Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 26, 2022

Written By Staff on July 26, 2022

Tony Kemp rides a two-game home run streak into the Oakland Athletics’ (35-63) matchup against the Houston Astros (64-33) at 9:40 PM ET on Tuesday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Houston’s (-187 to win) Luis Garcia and Oakland’s (+159) Frankie Montas will start this matchup.

The insights in this article reference odds valid as of July 26, 2022 at 9:31 PM ET.

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Astros vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Garcia (HOU) Pitcher Montas (OAK)
8 – 5 W/L 3 – 9
93.2 IP 99.2
3.56 ERA 3.16
1.046 WHIP 1.084
9.6 K/9 9.5
2.6 BB/9 2.3

Astros Probable Starter Luis Garcia

  • Garcia makes the start for the Astros, his 18th of the season. He is 8-5 with a 3.56 ERA and 100 strikeouts through 93 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Thursday against the New York Yankees, when he threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • In 17 games this season, the 25-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.56, with 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .202 against him.
  • Garcia has six quality starts under his belt this season.
  • The opposing Athletics offense has a collective .215 batting average, and is last in the league with 695 total hits and 29th in MLB action with 336 runs scored. It has the 29th-ranked slugging percentage (.341) and ranks 26th in home runs (80) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 26, 2022 at 9:31 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Garcia

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ramón Laureano 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tony Kemp 6 .167 1 1 1 .286 .953
Sean Murphy 5 .000 0 0 0 .167 .167
Elvis Andrus 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Sheldon Neuse 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Chad Pinder 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500
Vimael Machín 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Stephen Piscotty 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Athletics Probable Starter Frankie Montas

  • The Athletics will hand the ball to Montas (3-9) for his 19th start of the season.
  • The right-hander allowed two hits in 3 2/3 scoreless innings pitched against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 3.16 and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .223 in 18 games this season.
  • He has started 18 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in 10 of them.
  • The Astros have scored 434 runs this season, which ranks 13th in MLB. They are batting .240 for the campaign with 138 home runs, third in the league.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign, the 29-year-old ranks 28th in ERA (3.16), 20th in WHIP (1.084), and 13th in K/9 (9.5).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 26, 2022 at 9:31 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 34 .265 9 2 3 .324 .824
Yuli Gurriel 32 .344 11 0 2 .371 .777
Alex Bregman 23 .217 5 0 2 .400 .617
Kyle Tucker 20 .250 5 1 4 .318 .918
Martín Maldonado 16 .125 2 0 0 .176 .301
Yordan Alvarez 15 .133 2 0 0 .133 .266
Chas McCormick 9 .667 6 1 3 .667 1.778
Aledmys Díaz 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Jeremy Pena 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Jake Meyers 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have won 57 of the 81 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (70.4%).
  • Houston has gone 20-9 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -187 or shorter (69%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Astros a 65.2% chance to win.
  • Houston has had an over/under set by bookmakers 97 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 35 of those games (35-59-3).
  • The Astros have a 51-46-0 record against the spread this season (covering 52.6% of the time).
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • This season, the Athletics have won 31 out of the 85 games, or 36.5%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Oakland is 11-21 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +159 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 38.6% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • So far this season, Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in 42 of their 99 games with a total.
  • The Athletics have an ATS record of 48-51-0 in 99 games with a spread this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yordan Alvarez has a team-best OBP (.405) and slugging percentage (.661), while pacing the Astros in hits (85). He’s hitting .304 with 12 doubles, two triples, 28 home runs and 47 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Alvarez’s batting average ranks 14th, his on-base percentage ranks fourth, and he is first in the league in slugging.
  • Kyle Tucker has 14 doubles, 18 home runs and 43 walks while hitting .249.
  • Tucker’s batting average ranks 87th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 59th, and he is 45th in the league in slugging.
  • Tucker has hit safely in two straight games. In his last five games he is batting .200 with a double and an RBI.
  • Jose Altuve has a slugging percentage of .518, a team-high for the Astros. He’s hitting .277 with 17 doubles, 19 home runs and 36 walks.
  • Altuve takes a four-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .304 with two home runs and three RBI.
  • Alex Bregman is batting .238 with 22 doubles, 12 home runs and 53 walks.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Bregman 336 .238 49 12 49 .350 .761
Kyle Tucker 321 .249 41 18 63 .336 .797
Yuli Gurriel 320 .234 32 7 27 .287 .671
Jose Altuve 307 .277 54 19 36 .363 .881
Jeremy Pena 287 .265 42 15 37 .310 .777
Yordan Alvarez 280 .304 62 28 65 .405 1.066
Martín Maldonado 224 .170 25 10 30 .237 .576
Chas McCormick 210 .238 27 10 26 .326 .759
Aledmys Díaz 195 .241 24 6 21 .299 .678
Mauricio Dubon 138 .210 19 3 17 .248 .560

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in OBP (.320), slugging percentage (.429) and total hits (79) this season.
  • Murphy is 98th in batting average, 96th in on-base percentage and 69th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
  • Elvis Andrus has collected 72 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .308.
  • Andrus is 111th in batting average, 116th in on-base percentage and 131st in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • Ramon Laureano has collected 57 base hits, an OBP of .310 and a slugging percentage of .407 this season.
  • Kemp has four home runs, 19 RBI and a batting average of .208 this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 322 .245 41 11 40 .320 .749
Elvis Andrus 301 .239 35 6 27 .308 .677
Tony Kemp 293 .208 32 4 19 .286 .576
Ramón Laureano 248 .230 37 10 22 .310 .717
Chad Pinder 236 .246 25 8 29 .272 .679
Sheldon Neuse 233 .227 21 3 21 .286 .586
Nick Allen 113 .195 12 1 6 .260 .517
Stephen Piscotty 94 .191 8 3 10 .264 .573
Stephen Vogt 81 .148 9 4 11 .217 .513
Vimael Machin 62 .210 5 1 4 .261 .535

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