Astros Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 9, 2022

Written By Staff on July 9, 2022

The Houston Astros (55-28) and Oakland Athletics (27-57) meet on Saturday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, beginning at 4:07 PM ET. Houston’s (-301 to win) Framber Valdez and Oakland’s (+246) Zach Logue will start this matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds as of July 9, 2022 at 3:33 PM ET.

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Astros vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Valdez (HOU) Pitcher Logue (OAK)
8 – 3 W/L 2 – 4
101.0 IP 24.2
2.67 ERA 5.47
1.129 WHIP 1.581
8.3 K/9 7.7
3.4 BB/9 3.6

Astros Probable Starter Framber Valdez

  • Valdez (8-3) takes the mound for the Astros in his 17th start of the season. He has a 2.67 ERA in 101 innings pitched, with 93 strikeouts.
  • The lefty’s last appearance came on Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, when he went 6 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing three hits.
  • In 16 games this season, the 28-year-old has put up an ERA of 2.67, with 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .207 against him.
  • Valdez is trying to build on a 13th-game quality start streak in this outing.
  • The opposing Athletics offense has a collective .211 batting average, and is last in the league with 581 total hits and 29th in MLB play with 269 runs scored. It has the worst slugging percentage (.329) and ranks 29th in home runs (61) in all of MLB.
  • The 28-year-old ranks 14th in ERA (2.67), 27th in WHIP (1.129), and 33rd in K/9 (8.3) among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 9, 2022 at 3:33 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Valdez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Chad Pinder 20 .300 6 2 3 .300 .900
Elvis Andrus 14 .286 4 0 3 .333 .690
Ramón Laureano 12 .333 4 0 1 .385 .802
Sean Murphy 12 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Stephen Piscotty 7 .429 3 0 0 .429 1.143
Sheldon Neuse 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Christian Bethancourt 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Seth Brown 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tony Kemp 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Athletics Probable Starter Zach Logue

  • The Athletics will send Logue (2-4) to the mound for his sixth start this season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, May 28, when he threw 2 2/3 innings, giving up four earned runs while allowing seven hits against the Texas Rangers.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched in six games this season with an ERA of 5.47, a 2.1 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.581.
  • He has earned a quality start one time in five starts this season.
  • The Astros have scored 376 runs this season, which ranks 13th in MLB. They are batting .243 for the campaign with 123 home runs, third in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 9, 2022 at 3:33 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Logue

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have put together a 48-20 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 70.6% of those games).
  • Houston has played as a moneyline favorite of -301 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.
  • The Astros have an implied moneyline win probability of 75.1% in this game.
  • Houston has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 30 times this season for a 30-50-3 record against the over/under.
  • The Astros are 45-38-0 against the spread this season.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have won 24, or 33.3%, of the 72 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Oakland has played as an underdog of +246 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Athletics have a 28.9% chance to win.
  • Oakland’s games have gone over the total in 36 of their 85 chances.
  • The Athletics are 40-45-0 against the spread in their 85 chances this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yordan Alvarez has a team-high OBP (.410) and slugging percentage (.663), while pacing the Astros in hits (82). He’s hitting .311 with 11 doubles, two triples, 26 home runs and 43 walks.
  • Alvarez ranks ninth in batting average, third in on base percentage, and first in slugging among qualifying hitters in MLB play.
  • Alvarez has safely hit in six straight games. In his last 10 games he is hitting .303 with three doubles, four home runs, 10 walks and six RBI.
  • Kyle Tucker is hitting .262 with 12 doubles, 16 home runs and 39 walks.
  • Tucker currently ranks 65th in batting average, 38th in on base percentage, and 31st in slugging among qualifying hitters.
  • Alex Bregman is hitting .242 with 18 doubles, 11 home runs and 50 walks.
  • Jose Altuve has 16 doubles, 17 home runs and 32 walks while hitting .279.
  • Altuve brings a seven-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 outings he is batting .306 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 281 .242 46 11 44 .364 .787
Yuli Gurriel 275 .233 29 7 25 .286 .682
Kyle Tucker 271 .262 37 16 58 .353 .836
Yordan Alvarez 264 .311 57 26 60 .410 1.073
Jose Altuve 258 .279 44 17 32 .368 .907
Jeremy Pena 233 .270 36 12 31 .320 .792
Martín Maldonado 191 .162 22 8 21 .237 .562
Chas McCormick 173 .225 21 8 19 .311 .727
Aledmys Díaz 160 .231 15 5 18 .276 .632
Mauricio Dubon 120 .217 17 3 16 .254 .579

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Elvis Andrus leads Oakland in OBP (.297) this season, fueled by 60 hits.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Andrus ranks 119th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 119th, and he is 121st in slugging percentage.
  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in slugging percentage (.399) thanks to 28 extra-base hits.
  • Murphy is 129th in batting average, 124th in on-base percentage and 98th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • Seth Brown has 54 hits and is batting .214 this season.
  • Ramon Laureano has been key for Oakland with 47 hits, an OBP of .339 plus a slugging percentage of .403.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 271 .225 31 9 34 .294 .693
Tony Kemp 260 .208 27 2 13 .289 .554
Elvis Andrus 259 .232 29 6 22 .297 .675
Seth Brown 252 .214 25 10 36 .274 .683
Sheldon Neuse 211 .242 20 2 19 .301 .609
Chad Pinder 197 .234 16 5 17 .262 .622
Ramón Laureano 191 .246 27 6 15 .339 .742
Christian Bethancourt 169 .249 23 4 19 .298 .683
Nick Allen 74 .216 9 1 5 .301 .612
Stephen Piscotty 67 .194 6 2 7 .276 .589

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