Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 9-18-22

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 9/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 9/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Oakland Athletics will go head-to-head with the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, TX on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 2:10 PM ET.


The Athletics’ staff struck out 1,069 batters this season, resulting in a collective ERA of 4.52, which ranks 25th in MLB. The pitching staff’s combined WHIP is 1.33 and they have a K/BB ratio of 2.31.


Pitchers in the baseball team surrendered 688 runs overall and 176 home runs (24th in MLB). Oakland ranks 5th in the AL West division with a record of 53-93. 


Ken Waldichuk will take the mound for the Athletics on Sunday afternoon. So far in his career, Waldichuk threw 15 innings and recorded 14 strikeouts.


Waldichuk has a FIP of 5.04 and a record of 0-1 in his career. He faced 67 major league hitters. His WHIP is 1.400 and his ERA is 5.40 (9 earned runs allowed). He walked five times and gave up 16 hits (9.6 hits per nine innings). 


  • The total went OVER in 8 of the team’s previous 11 games. 
  • The Oakland Athletics are 4-12 SU in their last 16 matches. 
  • The Athletics are 1-5 SU in their previous 6 meetings against the Astros.

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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Predictions 9/18/2022


Houston has 192 long balls and 637 runs batted in this season. They walked 490 times, struck out 657 times, and recorded 253 doubles.


The Houston Astros have a team batting average of .246 and an on-base percentage of.320 thus far this season. The Astros average 4.53 runs per game and have a collective SLG% of .422 (9th in baseball).


They have 1,190 hits, 1,071 strikeouts (28th in the league), and 1,071 balls in play. The Houston Astros’ 95-51 record keeps them atop the American League West division. 


The Astros’ starting pitcher in this game will be Framber Valdez. Valdez holds a 3.29 earned run average and a 39-22 career win-loss record.


In his professional baseball career, he faced 2,072 hitters and had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.33. He posted a WHIP of 1.240, and a FIP of 3.7, and gave up a total of 180 earned runs. 


  • The total went UNDER in 13 of Houston’s previous 20 matches. 
  • The Houston Astros are 6-1 SU in their previous 7 games. 
  • The total went UNDER in 9 of the team’s last 12 contests at home. 

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros. The MLB pick for this game is the Houston Astros. Houston will defeat Oakland at home on Sunday, but the UNDER is the play.


In six of the last eight games between the Astros and Athletics in Houston, the UNDER prevailed. Additionally, the UNDER won nine out of the previous 13 meetings between the two rivals in the American League West.


Framber Valdez, the starting pitcher for Houston, is coming off a stellar performance in which he won the game 7-0 while allowing just six hits and no runs.


It is anticipated that the Houston Astros will triumph by a play of UNDER 5-1.


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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros 9/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM (EDT)


Location: Minute Maid Park, TX 


Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022




MLB Odds: Houston Astros -360 


MLB Totals: 8


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