Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 7-9-22

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 7/9/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 7/9/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Houston Astros (55-28) will be stealing bases against the Oakland Athletics (28-57) in Game 2 of 3 of the AL West Division at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 4:07 PM ET. Houston will try to extend a two-game winning streak by facing Oakland in game 2 on Saturday.

 

The Astros beat the Royals in the final match of a series while winning the series opener versus the Athletics on Friday. Houston took the lead at 55-28 in the American League West Division with a .663 team percentage after earning a total of 376 runs while wasting 278 for a +98 run difference throughout the season.

 

3B Alex Bregman completed two runs on two hits with two RBIs in leading the Astros in the win while José Urquidy completed 8.0 frames after giving away 4 hits, 3 earned runs, and a walk but wrung up 2 Oakland hitters.

 

LF Yordan Alvarez powered the offense for Houston with a team-high 26 home runs and 60 RBIs while batting .311 this year. The left-fielder marked a team-leading on-base percentage of .410 and slugging .663 for the Astros over the course of the season.

 

The Houston Astros will be appointing southpaw Framber Valdez (8-3, 2.67 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 93 Ks) to take the pitcher’s mound to start the second round of a series against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. The left-handed thrower allowed 76 hits, 6 long balls, and 38 BBs in pitching for 101.0 frames in his MLB career this season.

 

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 7/9/2022

 

The Oakland Athletics will try to get back after losing two games in a row including the series opener versus the Houston Astros. Oakland dropped to 5th place at 28-57 in the American League West Division with a team percentage of .329 and 28 contests behind first place after tallying 269 runs but surrendering 385 for a run difference of -116 over the course of the campaign.

 

SS Elvis Andrus led the offense for the Athletics with a one-run score on one hit with two RBIs while Paul Blackburn lasted for 4.0 runs with 7 hits, 6 earned runs, and one BB allowed but struck out 6 batters in the losing effort.

 

First Baseman Seth Brown hit 10 long balls with 36 runs batted in while averaging .214 at the plate for Oakland throughout his MLB tour. SS Elvis Andrus marked a team-leading batting average of .232 with an on-base percentage of .297 and slugging .378 for the Athletics this year.

 

Southpaw Zach Logue (2-4, 5.47 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 21 Ks) will be climbing up the hill to start for Oakland against Houston in game 2 of a series on Saturday. The left-handed starter allowed 29 hits, 7 homers, and 10 walks in pitching for 24.2 innings in the majors this year.          

 

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics. The MLB Pick for this contest is Houston -345. The Astros will be sending a better starter in Framber Valdez who had two solid matches allowing just two earned runs on nine hits through 14 innings leading Houston in beating the NY Mets and the LA Angels.

 

Houston will be controlling this game on the road with a 28-16 record while Oakland struggled after losing 30 of their last 40 home outings. The Houston Astros will win 5-1.    

 

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 7/9/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:07 PM ET

 

Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA

 

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022                 

                                                                         

TV: NBCSBA, ATSW     

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -345   

                        

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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