Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds & Game Analysis | September 15


By Claudio Fortuna | September 15, 2022 12:26 PM

The Oakland Athletics visit the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, taking the field at 7:20pm ET on Thursday September 15th, 7:20pm ET. The Oakland Athletics are 2-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8 runs.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the Major League Baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros.

Houston and Oakland Betting Info

  • Eight of the Astros’ last nine night games against AL West opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The Astros have won each of their last 11 Thursday games at Minute Maid Park.

Oakland Athletics Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .217
Team OBP .281
AVG Runs Scored 3.5
Team ERA 4.51
Team WHIP 1.33
Starters ERA 4.64
Starters WHIP 1.31

Key Players for Oakland

  • Collin Wiles: 13.50 ERA, 13.50 K/9, 2.25 WHIP
  • Adrian Martinez: 5.59 ERA, 7.22 K/9, 1.53 WHIP
  • Andrew Puk: 3.09 ERA, 10.49 K/9, 1.11 WHIP
  • Vimael Machín: .228 Batting Avg, .309 OBP, .294 SLG, .603 OPS, 20 Runs
  • Shea Langeliers: .216 Batting Avg, .237 OBP, .409 SLG, .646 OPS, 10 Runs
  • Nicholas Allen: .206 Batting Avg, .252 OBP, .288 SLG, .540 OPS, 25 Runs
  • Seth Brown: .232 Batting Avg, .294 OBP, .446 SLG, .740 OPS, 47 Runs
  • Anthony Kemp: .235 Batting Avg, .311 OBP, .332 SLG, .643 OPS, 52 Runs
  • Ramón Laureano: .214 Batting Avg, .289 OBP, .381 SLG, .670 OPS, 48 Runs
  • Dermis Garcia: .291 Batting Avg, .381 OBP, .582 SLG, .963 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Cody Thomas: .296 Batting Avg, .345 OBP, .296 SLG, .641 OPS, 1 Run
  • Sean Murphy: .251 Batting Avg, .331 OBP, .436 SLG, .767 OPS, 60 Runs

Houston Astros Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .246
Team OBP .320
AVG Runs Scored 4.5
Team ERA 2.93
Team WHIP 1.10
Starters ERA 3.01
Starters WHIP 1.08

Key Players for Houston

  • Thomas Pressly: 3.10 ERA, 11.73 K/9, 0.91 WHIP
  • Hunter Brown: 1.50 ERA, 8.25 K/9, 0.92 WHIP
  • Phillip Maton: 3.95 ERA, 9.55 K/9, 1.28 WHIP
  • Martín Maldonado: .172 Batting Avg, .240 OBP, .328 SLG, .568 OPS, 32 Runs
  • Yordan Alvarez: .295 Batting Avg, .403 OBP, .598 SLG, 1.001 OPS, 84 Runs
  • Joseph Mancini: .200 Batting Avg, .288 OBP, .427 SLG, .715 OPS, 14 Runs
  • Yulieski Gurriel: .245 Batting Avg, .293 OBP, .369 SLG, .662 OPS, 49 Runs
  • Chas McCormick: .234 Batting Avg, .320 OBP, .407 SLG, .727 OPS, 39 Runs
  • Jeremy Peña: .249 Batting Avg, .285 OBP, .405 SLG, .690 OPS, 59 Runs
  • Jose Altuve: .291 Batting Avg, .378 OBP, .512 SLG, .890 OPS, 86 Runs
  • Kyle Tucker: .259 Batting Avg, .333 OBP, .483 SLG, .816 OPS, 66 Runs
  • Alexander Bregman: .268 Batting Avg, .376 OBP, .470 SLG, .846 OPS, 86 Runs

In the last 5 matchups between the Astros and Athletics, the Astros won three times and the Athletics won twice. Their most recent matchup on August 14, 2022 ended 6-3 with the Houston Astros taking the win.

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