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

The Houston Astros (95-51) will look for continued production from a slugger on a hot streak against the Oakland Athletics (53-93) on Sunday at 2:10 PM ET, at Minute Maid Park. Aledmys Diaz is riding a two-game homer streak.

The Astros are heavily favored at home (-373) at the Athletics (+293). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Houston Astros looking to Framber Valdez (15-5), and Ken Waldichuk (0-1) answering the bell for the Oakland Athletics. The total in the game is set at 8 total runs.

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Astros vs. Athletics Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Astros

  • Houston was the moneyline favorite for each of its last 10 games, and finished 8-2 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings, the Astros and their opponents combined to go over the run total three 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 has won three of those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Athletics and their opponents have combined to hit the over eight times.
  • Oakland has a record of 4-6-0 ATS over its last 10 games.
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Astros vs. Athletics Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Framber Valdez

  • When Valdez starts, the Astros have gone 17-10-0 against the spread.
  • The Astros have a 17-7 record in Valdez’s 24 starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.
  • Valdez’s team has won 18 of his 27 starts.
  • Valdez’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in 10 of 27 games.

Projected starter: Ken Waldichuk

  • Waldichuk’s team is 1-2-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • He and his team have lost each of the three games he’s started as the moneyline underdog.
  • Waldichuk’s team is winless in the three games he’s started this season.
  • The teams have hit the over in each of the three games Waldichuk has started this season.

Astros Batting Leaders

  • Yordan Alvarez paces the Astros with 37 home runs and has put up a team-high batting average of .303.
  • Among all batters in MLB play, Alvarez’s home run total ranks third and his RBI tally ranks 16th.
  • Alvarez brings an eight-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 games he is batting .405 with four doubles, six home runs, seven walks and seven RBI.
  • Alex Bregman is batting .267 with 36 doubles, 21 home runs and 82 walks.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Bregman ranks 47th in home runs and 20th in RBI.
  • Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 99 runs batted in.
  • Jose Altuve has 33 doubles, 24 home runs and 59 walks while hitting .284.

Athletics Batting Leaders

  • Sean Murphy is batting .255 with 65 RBI, both of which are tops among Oakland hitters this season.
  • In all of Major League Baseball, Murphy is 66th in home runs and 62nd in RBI.
  • Murphy has hit safely in four straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .316 with a double, a triple, four walks and an RBI.
  • Seth Brown’s 23 home runs are most among Oakland batters. He’s driven in 62 runs this season while slugging .453.
  • Brown ranks 39th among hitters in the majors in home runs, and 74th in RBI.
  • Tony Kemp has collected 105 base hits, an OBP of .311 and a slugging percentage of .334 this season.
  • Ramon Laureano has 73 hits and an OBP of .287 to go with a slugging percentage of .376 this season.

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