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2023 MLB Handicapping – Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics
(28-21) Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics (10-41)
Date: Friday, May 26th
Time: 9:40 ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland, CA
Projected Starting Pitchers: Hunter Brown vs. James Kaprielian
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -251 | Athletics +210 (Bet Now!)
Today’s MLB Run Line Betting Odds: Astros -1.5 | Athletics +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
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Heading into the game, the Astros are riding a two game losing streak and have a record of 28-21. Currently, they are 2nd in the AL West. On the road, the team is 14-10 while going 14-11 at home.
Houston’s record against the runline currently stands at 24-25 on an average run differential of 0.8. Their over/under is currently 23-25 with an average of 7.9 combined runs per contest.
On offense, the Astros come into the game with a batting average of .244 and an OBP of .696 placing them 16th and 24th, respectively. Currently, Houston is 24th in home runs and 19th in RBI’s.
In terms of slugging percentage, the Astros are at .381 (24th) and 26th in isolated power.
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Heading into the game, the Athletics are riding a seven game losing streak and have a record of 10-41. Currently, they are 5th in the AL West. On the road, the team is 5-21 while going 5-20 at home.
Oakland’s record against the runline currently stands at 19-32 on an average run differential of -3.6. Their over/under is currently 29-21 with an average of 10.7 combined runs per contest.
So far on offense, the Astros are averaging 4.3 runs per game (17th). Currently, their combined batting average is 19th in the MLB at .244 to go along with an OPS of .696, placing them 24th.
In terms of strikeouts, they are 6th having struck out a total of 6th times and have generated 153 walks.
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Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics Starting Pitcher Matchup
The Astros will turn to Hunter Brown as their starter for today’s game. Through nine appearances, he has an ERA of 3.2 and record of 4-1. So far, his batting average allowed is .251 to go along with an OBP allowed of .324.
Brown’s current strikeout to walk ratio stands at 56/17. In terms of home runs, he has given up three, and has a SLG allowed of .364.
The Athletics will turn to James Kaprielian as their starter for today’s game. Through eight appearances, he has an ERA of 8.68 and record of 0-4. So far, his batting average allowed is .289 to go along with an OBP allowed of .400.
Kaprielian’s current strikeout to walk ratio stands at 30/19. In terms of home runs, he has given up six, and has a SLG allowed of .526.
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Baseball Betting Trends
- The Astros head into the game having gone 5-5 straight-up in their last ten games on the road.
- The Astros they are 3-7 vs. the runline in their previous ten games on the road.
- Conversely, the Athletics are 0-10 over their last ten home games (straight-up).
- Furthermore, the Athletics have a 2-8 mark vs. the runline across their last ten home games.
- Also, the Astros are 1-2 in their last three games as the favorite. On the other hand, they are 1-2 as the underdog (last 3).
- The Athletics have a record of 0-3 across their last three games when favored. As the underdog, they are 0-3 in their last three games.
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Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics 4* Free MLB Betting Pick:
For this matchup, I’d recommend taking the Astros on the runline. At the current price of -251, there isn’t enough value on the moneyline. In addition, the Athletics are a below .500 team against the runline as the underdog this season. I’m expecting the Astros to win this one by multiple runs.
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