Astros Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – August 12, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 15, 2022

The Houston Astros (72-41) and Oakland Athletics (39-71) clash on Friday at 8:10 PM ET, beginning a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Houston’s (-355 to win) Luis Garcia starts versus Oakland’s (+285) Adam Oller.

This article refers to odds valid as of August 12, 2022 at 7:13 PM ET. Find all the current odds for this game in the table below and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Astros vs Athletics Betting Lines

Astros Betting Insights

  • The Astros have been favorites in 97 games this season and won 65 (67%) of those contests.
  • Houston has played as a favorite of -355 or more once this season and won that game.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 78% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • So far this season, Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 42 of their 113 games with a total.
  • In 113 games with a spread this season, the Astros are 58-55-0 ATS.

Astros Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 4.3
HR 10
ERA 2.93
K/9 9.51

Athletics Betting Insights

  • 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 played as an underdog of +285 or more just one time this year and came away with a loss in that game.
  • The Athletics have an implied victory probability of 26% 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 are 54-58-0 against the spread in their 112 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Athletics Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 2-8
Runs Per Game 2.7
HR 9
ERA 3.83
K/9 7.76

Athletics Probable Pitcher – Adam Oller

  • Oller gets the start for the Athletics, his ninth of the season. He is 1-5 with a 7.63 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Saturday against the San Francisco Giants, the right-hander threw five innings, allowing four earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • Oller is trying for his fourth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 3.1 frames per start.
  • The Athletics have a 2-6 record in Oller’s eight starts this season when they were the moneyline underdog.
  • Oller’s team has won two of his eight starts.
  • Oller has started eight contests with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The teams have combined to hit the over in five of them.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 12, 2022 at 7:13 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Domingo Acevedo 50 50.1 7.7 7.9 1.8 3.04
Zach Jackson 48 44.0 12.5 6.8 0.3 2.86
Sam Moll 43 35.2 10.1 9.8 1.6 2.02
A.J. Puk 43 46.2 9.3 7.6 0.9 2.31
Dany Jimenez 30 29.2 10.0 7.2 0.4 3.64

Astros Probable Pitcher – Luis Garcia

  • Garcia’s team is 8-12-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs in six innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Cleveland Guardians.
  • Garcia has nine starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • Garcia’s team has won 61.1% of his starts when they are favored on the moneyline (11-7).
  • In games Garcia has started, his team is 12-8.
  • Games Garcia has started this season hit the over eight times in 20 chances.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 12, 2022 at 7:13 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Astros Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Héctor Neris 48 45.0 49 3.40 19 1
Rafael Montero 48 47.1 50 1.71 17 7
Phil Maton 47 45.0 45 4.00 10 0
Will Smith 45 40.2 45 4.20 11 5
Ryne Stanek 42 39.0 43 1.15 10 1

Astros Hitting Trends

  • The Astros have a record in games this season when they belt at least two homers.
  • The Astros have racked up at least five extra-base hits in 28 games this season, and went 24-4 in those contests.
  • The team has racked up eight or more hits in 58 games this season, and is 42-16 in those contests.
  • The Astros are 44-3 in the games this season that they put up five or more runs.
  • The Astros are 25-7 in the 32 games this season when they have drawn five or more walks.

Athletics Hitting Trends

  • They’ve hit two or more homers in 23 games this season and are 14-9 in those matchups.
  • In 14 games with five or more extra-base hits this season, they have a record of 11-3.
  • In 46 games this season with eight or more hits, they have a record of 27-19.
  • They have won 23 of their 33 games this season in which they scored more than four runs.
  • They have won 10 of their 14 games this season in which they’ve drawn more than four free passes.

Astros vs. Athletics Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Athletics (+285)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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