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Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Houston Astros (94-50) aim to continue their five-game win streak when they meet the Oakland Athletics (52-92) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET, at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros are heavily favored at home (-376) against the Athletics (+294). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Houston Astros looking to Justin Verlander, and Adrian Martinez (4-4) getting the nod for the Oakland Athletics. The over/under for the game is set at 7.5 total runs.

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Astros vs. Athletics Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Astros

  • Houston went 8-2 over the 10 games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups (all 10 of them had set totals), the Astros and their opponents combined to go over the run total two times.
  • Houston has a 4-6-0 record against the spread over its past 10 games.

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Athletics

  • In 10 games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Oakland has a record of 3-7.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Athletics and their opponents have failed to hit the over twice.
  • Oakland has five wins against the spread in its last 10 chances.
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Astros vs. Athletics Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Justin Verlander

  • Verlander’s team was never favored on the moneyline a season ago in games he pitched.

Projected starter: Adrian Martinez

  • Martinez and his team are 4-4-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 4-4.
  • Martinez’s team is 4-4 when he starts this season.
  • Out of Martinez’s eight starts with a total this season, four have hit the over.

Astros Batting Leaders

  • Alex Bregman is batting .267 with 35 doubles, 21 home runs and 82 walks.
  • Among hitters in MLB, Bregman ranks 47th in homers and 18th in RBI.
  • Yordan Alvarez has hit 33 home runs while hitting .297. Both lead his team.
  • Alvarez ranks ninth in home runs and 18th in RBI among MLB hitters this season.
  • Alvarez takes a six-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last 10 games he is hitting .324 with five doubles, two home runs, eight walks and five RBI.
  • Kyle Tucker has a team-best 97 runs batted in.
  • Tucker heads into this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .409 with two doubles, three home runs, a walk and nine RBI.
  • Jose Altuve is batting .288 with 33 doubles, 24 home runs and 58 walks.

Athletics Batting Leaders

  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in batting average (.253) and runs batted in (64) this season while also slugging 18 homers.
  • Among all batters in the majors, Murphy ranks 63rd in home runs and 63rd in RBI.
  • Murphy enters this matchup on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with two doubles, a triple, three walks and an RBI.
  • Tony Kemp is batting .233 with an OBP of .308 and a slugging percentage of .329 this season.
  • Kemp ranks 247th in homers and 185th in RBI among all hitters in the major leagues.
  • Seth Brown is slugging .445 this season, with a team-high 22 home runs. He’s also collected 58 RBI.
  • Ramon Laureano is batting .212 with an OBP of .286 and a slugging percentage of .377 this season.

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