Astros vs Athletics Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 12, 2022

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At Minute Maid Park on Friday, the Houston Astros (72-41) play the Oakland Athletics (39-71), fellow members of the AL West, at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros will hand the ball to Luis Garcia (8-8), and the Athletics will turn to Adam Oller (1-5).

Sportsbooks have made the Astros a strong favorite at home (-343) to beat the Athletics (+275). The game has an over/under set at 8.5 runs.

Astros vs. Athletics Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-343)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -112, Under: -109)

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When, Where, at What Time is Astros vs. Athletics

  • Game Day: Friday, August 12, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Michael Brantley 10 Day Injury List Shoulder
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
Lance McCullers Jr. 60 Day Injury List Forearm
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back
Blake Taylor 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Athletics Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Paul Blackburn 15 Day Injury List Finger
Deolis Guerra 60 Day Injury List Forearm
Brent Honeywell Jr. 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Daulton Jefferies 60 Day Injury List Arm

Last Time Out: Astros and Athletics

The Astros kocked off the Rangers by a 7-3 score in their most recent game yesterday. Alex Bregman went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI to lead them offensively while Framber Valdez got the win after throwing seven innings without giving up an earned run on four hits, while striking out eight.

The Athletics fell to the Angels 5-4 Friday. Tony Kemp went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in the defeat, while Austin Pruitt took the loss on the mound, throwing one inning without giving up an earned run on one hit.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Astros have been favored 97 times and won 65, or 67%, of those games. Houston has played as a favorite of -343 or more twice this season and won both games. The moneyline for this contest implies a 77.4% chance of a victory for the Astros. Games involving Houston have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 42 of 113 chances this season. The Astros are 58-55-0 ATS in their 113 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 95 .296 (23) .402 (3) .634 (2) 7.8% (3) 19.2% (71) 14.6% (7)
Alex Bregman 109 .255 (76) .364 (22) .431 (68) 3.1% (72) 12.6% (13) 13.5% (9)
Kyle Tucker 105 .247 (96) .334 (69) .458 (42) 4.8% (22) 16.1% (41) 11.8% (18)
Jose Altuve 96 .280 (36) .366 (19) .503 (17) 4.6% (27) 14.5% (24) 10.4% (39)
Yuli Gurriel 103 .240 (107) .288 (133) .381 (116) 1.7% (118) 12.7% (15) 5.2% (132)

Athletics Betting Records and Team Stats

The Athletics have been chosen as underdogs in 96 games this year and have walked away with the win 36 times (37.5%) in those games. Oakland has been listed as an underdog of +275 or more on two occasions this season and lost both games. The Athletics have an implied victory probability of 26.7% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup. Oakland and their opponents have hit the over in 48 of their 112 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Athletics have an against the spread record of 54-58-0 in 112 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Sean Murphy 101 .242 (102) .316 (98) .424 (73) 3.1% (72) 21.3% (89) 8.0% (79)
Seth Brown 101 .238 (114) .296 (128) .461 (37) 4.7% (23) 24.4% (114) 7.2% (90)
Elvis Andrus 102 .240 (107) .301 (122) .371 (121) 1.9% (109) 15.6% (33) 7.8% (85)
Tony Kemp 101 .216 (138) .290 (131) .308 (143) 1.1% (137) 14.7% (25) 8.0% (79)
Ramón Laureano 82 .225 (-) .304 (-) .403 (-) 3.6% (-) 25.6% (-) 7.5% (-)

Astros vs. Athletics Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Astros will pick up the win in this game, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-343). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up under the total (8.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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