Astros Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 27, 2022

Written By Staff on July 27, 2022

The Oakland Athletics (36-63) will try to sweep a three-game series against the Houston Astros (64-34). The finale starts at 3:37 PM ET on Wednesday. Houston’s (-216 to win) Cristian Javier gets the start against Oakland’s (+181) Cole Irvin.

The betting facts in what follows are based off odds valid as of July 27, 2022 at 1:31 PM ET.

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Astros vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Javier (HOU) Pitcher Irvin (OAK)
6 – 5 W/L 5 – 7
83.1 IP 102.1
3.13 ERA 3.08
1.056 WHIP 1.065
12.4 K/9 6.2
3.7 BB/9 1.8

Astros Probable Starter Cristian Javier

  • Javier makes the start for the Astros, his 15th of the season. He is 6-5 with a 3.13 ERA and 115 strikeouts through 83 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Thursday against the New York Yankees, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up two hits.
  • The 25-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.13, with 12.4 strikeouts per nine innings, in 18 games this season. Opponents are batting .181 against him.
  • Javier has four quality starts under his belt this season.
  • He will face an Athletics squad that is hitting .215 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .342 (29th in MLB) with 81 total home runs (25th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 27, 2022 at 1:31 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Javier

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ramón Laureano 15 .267 4 2 3 .312 1.112
Sean Murphy 10 .200 2 1 1 .200 .700
Tony Kemp 9 .556 5 0 2 .692 1.581
Elvis Andrus 8 .500 4 1 1 .556 1.806
Chad Pinder 5 .000 0 0 1 .167 .167
Stephen Piscotty 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Vimael Machín 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Sheldon Neuse 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Stephen Vogt 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Athletics Probable Starter Cole Irvin

  • Irvin (5-7) will take to the mound for the Athletics and make his 18th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up one earned run in 7 2/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Texas Rangers.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.08, a 3.5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.065 in 17 games this season.
  • He’s going for his fifth quality start in a row.
  • The Astros rank 16th in MLB with a .240 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks fifth in the league (.424) and 139 home runs.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this season, the 28-year-old ranks 24th in ERA (3.08), 19th in WHIP (1.065), and 60th in K/9 (6.2).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 27, 2022 at 1:31 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Irvin

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kyle Tucker 18 .222 4 1 3 .263 .707
José Altuve 17 .176 3 0 1 .222 .516
Alex Bregman 14 .214 3 0 2 .267 .553
Yordan Alvarez 12 .500 6 1 1 .500 1.333
Aledmys Díaz 11 .273 3 0 1 .273 .637
Yuli Gurriel 9 .000 0 0 0 .100 .100
Jeremy Pena 8 .125 1 0 0 .125 .250
Chas McCormick 8 .500 4 1 1 .636 1.636
Martín Maldonado 8 .375 3 1 3 .375 1.250
Jake Meyers 7 .429 3 1 1 .429 1.429

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have been the moneyline favorite 82 total times this season. They’ve finished 57-25 in those games.
  • Houston has a 14-7 record (winning 66.7% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -216 or shorter.
  • The Astros have a 68.4% chance to win this contest based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • In the 98 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Houston, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 36 times (36-59-3).
  • The Astros are 51-47-0 ATS this season.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have won 32, or 37.2%, of the 86 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Oakland has a record of 7-11 in games where oddsmakers have them as underogs of at least +181 on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 35.6% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • Games involving Oakland have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 43 of 100 chances this season.
  • The Athletics are 49-51-0 ATS in their 100 games with a spread this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yordan Alvarez has accumulated 87 hits with a .409 on-base percentage and a .664 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Astros. He is hitting .307 with 13 doubles, two triples, 28 home runs and 48 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Alvarez’s batting average ranks 12th, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is first in the league in slugging.
  • Kyle Tucker is batting .251 with 14 doubles, 19 home runs and 45 walks.
  • Tucker currently ranks 85th in batting average, 53rd in on base percentage, and 39th in slugging among qualified hitters.
  • Tucker takes a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .222 with a double, a home run, two walks and two RBI.
  • Jose Altuve is batting .276 with 17 doubles, 19 home runs and 36 walks.
  • 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 340 .238 49 12 49 .349 .758
Kyle Tucker 323 .251 42 19 64 .341 .812
Yuli Gurriel 321 .234 32 7 27 .286 .669
Jose Altuve 308 .276 54 19 36 .362 .878
Jeremy Pena 291 .265 43 15 37 .309 .773
Yordan Alvarez 283 .307 63 28 66 .409 1.073
Martín Maldonado 227 .172 25 10 30 .238 .582
Chas McCormick 214 .234 27 10 26 .321 .746
Aledmys Díaz 199 .236 24 6 21 .293 .665
Mauricio Dubon 138 .210 19 3 17 .248 .560

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in OBP (.322), slugging percentage (.426) and total hits (79) this season.
  • Murphy is 101st in batting average, 92nd in on-base percentage and 73rd in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Elvis Andrus has collected 73 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .307.
  • Andrus is 110th in batting average, 115th in on-base percentage and 130th in slugging percentage in MLB.
  • Ramon Laureano has collected 57 base hits, an OBP of .310 and a slugging percentage of .402 this season.
  • Tony Kemp is batting .209 with a .285 OBP and 20 RBI for Oakland this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 324 .244 42 11 40 .322 .748
Elvis Andrus 305 .239 35 6 27 .307 .677
Tony Kemp 297 .209 32 4 20 .285 .578
Ramón Laureano 251 .227 38 10 22 .310 .712
Chad Pinder 240 .246 26 9 33 .272 .689
Sheldon Neuse 233 .227 21 3 21 .286 .586
Nick Allen 113 .195 12 1 6 .260 .517
Stephen Piscotty 98 .204 9 3 10 .273 .610
Stephen Vogt 81 .148 9 4 11 .217 .513
Vimael Machin 64 .203 5 1 4 .274 .540

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