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

The Oakland Athletics (52-91) will look to Tony Kemp, riding a two-game homer streak, versus the Houston Astros (93-50) at 7:20 PM ET on Thursday, at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros are heavily favored (-314 moneyline odds) when they take on the Athletics (+250). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Houston Astros looking to Lance McCullers Jr. (3-1), and James Kaprielian (3-9) answering the bell for the Oakland Athletics. The over/under for this game is 8.

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Astros vs. Athletics Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Houston has an 8-2 record over the 10 games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings — all had a set run total — the Astros and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total three times.
  • Houston’s record against the spread is 4-6-0 over its past 10 games.

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  • Oakland has played as the underdog in 10 of its past 10 games and has gone 3-7 in those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Athletics and their opponents are 9-1-0 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • Oakland has a record of 5-5-0 ATS over its last 10 games.

Astros vs. Athletics Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Lance McCullers Jr.

  • The Astros have gone 2-3-0 against the spread when McCullers starts.
  • The Astros have been favored on the moneyline in four of McCullers’ starts this season, and they went 3-1 in those matchups.
  • McCullers’ team is 3-2 in his five starts.
  • McCullers has five starts with a set total this season — his team has gone under each game.

Projected starter: James Kaprielian

  • Kaprielian and his team are 14-8-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • His team has been victorious in 50% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 10-10.
  • In games Kaprielian has started, his team is 11-11.
  • In Kaprielian’s 22 starts with a total, the teams have hit the over 10 times.

Astros Batting Leaders

  • Alex Bregman is hitting .268 with 35 doubles, 21 home runs and 81 walks.
  • Among all batters in baseball, Bregman’s home run total ranks 47th and his RBI tally ranks 18th.
  • Bregman has safely hit in five straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with a double, a home run, three walks and seven RBI.
  • Yordan Alvarez’s 33 home runs and .295 batting average are both team-highs.
  • Alvarez ranks ninth in home runs and 20th in RBI among hitters in MLB.
  • Alvarez brings a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .438 with three doubles, two home runs, six walks and two RBI.
  • Kyle Tucker paces the Astros with 96 runs batted in.
  • Tucker brings a four-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .273 with a double, three home runs, a walk and eight RBI.
  • Jose Altuve is hitting .288 with 33 doubles, 24 home runs and 58 walks.

Athletics Batting Leaders

  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in runs batted in with 64 while batting .251, which is also best on the team.
  • Murphy is 62nd in homers and 63rd in RBI among all batters in the big leagues.
  • Kemp is batting .235 with an OBP of .311 and a slugging percentage of .332 this season.
  • Kemp ranks 246th in homers and 183rd in RBI among all MLB batters this season.
  • Kemp takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .438 with a triple, two home runs, two walks and six RBI.
  • Seth Brown is slugging .446 this season, with a team-high 22 home runs. He’s also collected 58 RBI.
  • Brown brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Ramon Laureano is batting .214 with an OBP of .289 and a slugging percentage of .381 this season.

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