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Astros vs Athletics Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 13, 2022Last updated: Aug 13, 2022

The Astros (72-41) will host the Athletics (41-71) in Houston on Saturday, August 13 at Minute Maid Park. Each of the rivals will of course be searching for a win as they work their way through the final third of the regular season. Don’t miss the first pitch at 6:10 p.m. CT!

For their upcoming game, the Astros have earned a win against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on July 27, 2022, the score was 4-2 in favor of the Athletics. The Astros had seven runs to the Athletics four runs. Be sure to tune in and see how it all unfolds at Minute Maid Park.

Astros vs Athletics Prediction

The bookmakers think this should be a win for the Astros. FanDuel has them at odds of -360 for victory, while Oakland are +260. The predicted number of total runs is 13.

In their previous game on Thursday, the Astros outplayed the Rangers by a score of 7-3. So far this season, the team is currently batting .242 thanks in large part to their top hitter, Jose Altuve, who has a batting average of .279. Defensively, they carry an ERA of 3.03 and a .986 fielding percentage.

The Athletics defeated the Angels 4-5 the last time they played on Wednesday. The overall batting average for the team right now is .184, with Sean Murphy leading his team hitting .246. In terms of defense, the team has an ERA of 4.31 and a .983 fielding percentage. Check out our odds assessment and place your bets based on the teams’ recent performances!

Going into this clash, the Astros are missing Jason Castro (Knee), Lance McCullers Jr. (Forearm), Blake Taylor (Elbow), Michael Brantley (Shoulder) and Joshua James (Lat). Then, the Athletics will play without Brent Honeywell Jr. (Elbow), Daulton Jefferies (Arm), Paul Blackburn (Finger) and Deolis Guerra (Elbow).

Moneyline Pick: Astros (-360) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite in the betting market. In their last confrontation against these opponents, the Athletics won 4-2.

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Astros vs Athletics Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Houston (-360), Oakland (+260) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Houston -1.5 (+285), Oakland 1.5 (-400) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 13 Runs (102), Over 13 Runs (-130) at FanDuel

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Astros vs Athletics Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Astros 1.02%, Athletics 0.08%
  • Win % as underdog: Astros 0.08%, Athletics 0.57%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Houston 5-5, Oakland 3-7

Runline Pick: Astros -1.5 Runs (+285) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Astros will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 13 Total Runs (102) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Astros are averaging 3.9 runs per game over the span of their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Athletics have recorded 3.9 runs per game during the same period of time.

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