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

The Houston Astros (95-50) aim to add to their six-game winning streak when they face the Oakland Athletics (52-93) on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET, at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros are big home favorites (-285) against the Athletics (+230). The Astros will start Jose Urquidy (13-6) versus the Athletics and Cole Irvin (8-11). The game’s total is 8.

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Astros vs. Athletics Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Astros

  • Houston has an 8-2 record over the 10 games it was a moneyline favorite in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings, the Astros and their opponents combined to go over the total two times (all 10 games had set totals).
  • Houston’s record against the spread is 5-5-0 over its past 10 games.

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Athletics

  • Oakland has played as the underdog in 10 of its past 10 games and won two of those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Athletics and their opponents are 8-2-0 in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Over its last 10 games, Oakland is 4-6-0 against the spread.
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Astros vs. Athletics Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: José Urquidy

  • The Astros have a 16-10-0 ATS record in Urquidy’s 26 starts that had a set spread.
  • The Astros have been favored on the moneyline in 21 of Urquidy’s starts this season, and they went 14-7 in those matchups.
  • Urquidy’s team has a 17-9 record in his starts this season.
  • Urquidy has had 26 starts with a total this season, and the teams combined go over the total in 12 of those outings.

Projected starter: Cole Irvin

  • Irvin and his team have a record of 12-14-0 against the spread when he starts.
  • His team has been victorious in 36.4% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 8-14.
  • Irvin’s team has a 10-16 record in his starts this season.
  • Games started by Irvin have a 10-16-0 record at hitting the over this season.

Astros Batting Leaders

  • Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 36 home runs while putting up a team-high batting average of .304.
  • Among all batters in baseball, Alvarez’s home run total ranks third and his RBI tally ranks 16th.
  • Alvarez heads into this game on a seven-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .405 with five doubles, five home runs, seven walks and six RBI.
  • Alex Bregman is hitting .265 with 35 doubles, 21 home runs and 82 walks.
  • Bregman ranks 47th in home runs and 20th in RBI this year.
  • Kyle Tucker has a team-high 97 runs batted in.
  • Jose Altuve has 33 doubles, 24 home runs and 59 walks while batting .287.

Athletics Batting Leaders

  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in runs batted in with 64 while batting .255, which is also best on the team.
  • Murphy is 65th in homers and 63rd in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Murphy takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with two doubles, a triple, two walks and an RBI.
  • Tony Kemp has collected 102 hits this season and has an OBP of .308. He’s slugging .327 on the year.
  • Kemp is 248th overall in homers and 187th in RBI this year.
  • Seth Brown is slugging .443 this season, with a team-high 22 home runs. He’s also collected 58 RBI.
  • Ramon Laureano has collected 73 hits this season and has an OBP of .287. He’s slugging .376 on the year.

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