Astros vs Athletics Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 17, 2022

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At Minute Maid Park on Saturday, the Oakland Athletics play the Houston Astros (six consecutive victories) at 7:10 PM ET. The starting pitchers are Jose Urquidy (13-6) for the Astros, and Cole Irvin (8-11) for the Athletics.

Oddsmakers have made the Astros heavy favorites at home (-284). The Athletics are +235 as the road underdogs. The contest has a total set at 8.

Astros vs. Athletics Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-284)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -105, Under: -116)

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

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
Michael Brantley 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back

Athletics Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Sam Moll 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Adam Oller 15 Day Injury List Ribs
Zach Jackson 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Paul Blackburn 60 Day Injury List Finger
Deolis Guerra 60 Day Injury List Forearm
Dany Jimenez 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Daulton Jefferies 60 Day Injury List Arm

Last Time Out: Astros and Athletics

Justin Verlander (5.00 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 9 K) earned the win in the Astros’ 5-0 victory over the Athletics yesterday. Yordan Alvarez led the way offensively, going 4-for-4 with three home runs and three RBI. Adrian Martinez (5.00 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 6 K) was handed the loss for the Athletics.

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Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have entered the game as favorites 129 times this season and won 91, or 70.5%, of those games. Houston has a record of 11-3, a 78.6% win rate, when favored by -284 or more by bookmakers this season. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Astros have a 74% chance to win. So far this season, Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 53 of their 149 games with a total. The Astros are 81-68-0 against the spread in their 149 chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 121 .305 (9) .409 (3) .626 (2) 7.2% (2) 18.8% (63) 14.4% (5)
Alex Bregman 140 .265 (55) .377 (11) .465 (35) 3.5% (56) 12.2% (11) 13.9% (8)
Kyle Tucker 136 .262 (62) .335 (57) .485 (20) 4.9% (19) 15.8% (33) 10.1% (41)
Jose Altuve 126 .287 (22) .375 (12) .506 (14) 4.4% (32) 15.4% (28) 10.8% (28)
Yuli Gurriel 133 .243 (92) .291 (122) .367 (121) 1.5% (119) 12.5% (13) 5.3% (127)

Athletics Betting Records and Team Stats

The Athletics have won in 47, or 35.9%, of the 131 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Oakland has been victorious one time in 13 chances when named as an underdog of at least +235 or longer on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Athletics have a 29.9% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Oakland and their opponents have hit the over in 68 of their 149 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. In 149 games with a line this season, the Athletics have a mark of 71-78-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Sean Murphy 133 .255 (73) .334 (62) .443 (56) 3.3% (61) 20.3% (75) 8.9% (65)
Tony Kemp 131 .231 (118) .308 (104) .327 (132) 1.2% (128) 12.8% (15) 8.5% (72)
Seth Brown 133 .231 (118) .298 (118) .443 (56) 4.5% (28) 26.3% (122) 8.2% (75)
Ramón Laureano 95 .211 (-) .287 (-) .376 (-) 3.4% (-) 27.2% (-) 6.5% (-)
Chad Pinder 99 .233 (-) .259 (-) .385 (-) 3.2% (-) 31.8% (-) 3.5% (-)

Astros vs. Athletics Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Astros to win (-284 on the moneyline), while we project the total score will go under the total (8 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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