Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 7-20-2023.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 7/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 7/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Houston Astros will meet with the Oakland Athletics in MLB action in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, CA, on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 9:40 PM ET. J.P. France will get the ball on Thursday night to start the series.


In his previous start against the Angels, France struggled, giving up four runs (two earned) on nine hits in 4.1 innings, but he still got out with a no-decision.


The youngster contributed to the Astros’ pitching staff being devastated by injuries, with a respectable 3.31 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 4-3 record in 70.2 innings thrown. He is facing the A’s for the first time in his career.


Houston defeated the Angels in a crucial road series last weekend, then on Tuesday and Wednesday, it triumphed once in two games in Colorado.


The Astros are 4.5 games out of first place in their division after going 5-5 in their past ten matches. Houston now occupies the last Wildcard berth. Alvarez is anticipated to return either early in August or the following week.


The Astros bullpen entered the game with 96 save opportunities and achieved a save percentage of 65.1%. Eighty-three runners were inherited by bullpen pitchers this season, and 34.9% of those runners scored.


With 93 appearances in high-pressure situations, Astros pitchers entered the game 53 times with runners on base.


Since the beginning of the season, the Astros have used 299 bullpen pitchers.


The bullpen relievers rank 14th in the league with 52 holds overall. This season, they have made 28 saves, while 15 of their 43 chances to make saves were lost.


  • The Houston Astros are 7-0 SU in their last seven matches against Oakland.
  • The Houston Astros are 8-3 SU in their last 11 matches on the road.
  • The Houston Astros are 8-4 SU in their last 12 matches on the road against Oakland.

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 7/20/2023


Recently, Alex Bregman needs more consistency. The 29-year-old third baseman’s 0.693 OPS and meager six RBIs are below average for the month. Bregman has 59 RBIs and a respectable season OPS of.740.


Bregman was a difficult out for the A’s, hitting 0.308 with five RBIs—the Astros rank 10th in the league with a 4.73 run average per game. With a collective ERA of 3.79, the pitching staff is still dominant and ranks seventh.


To start the series, Hogan Harris will take the field. Harris was hammered in his previous start against the Twins, giving up five runs in only four frames, but he could escape with a no-decision.


The rookie Southpaw struggles in his debut major league appearance with a poor 6.51 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, a 2-3 record, and 47 innings pitched. In his previous four appearances, Harris has struck out 13 batters.


Out of 185 inherited base runners, Oakland bullpen pitchers have a 39.5% inherited scoring rate. Their relievers entered 112 times in high-stakes situations and 119 times when runners were on base.


The Athletics registered 27 holds and 17 missed saves out of 60 save opportunities. They currently have 324 relief pitchers on the field this season and are ranked 30th in the league with a save percentage of 46.9%.


In 32 opportunities for saves, Oakland relievers took the mound and secured 15 saves.


  • The total went OVER in four of Oakland’s last six matches.
  • The Oakland Athletics are 2-8 SU in their last ten matches.
  • The total went UNDER in four of Oakland’s last six matches against Houston.

Houston Rockets vs. Oakland Athletics. The MLB pick for this game is the Houston Astros. The Houston Astros are driven to prevail in this series to make significant progress in the divisional and wildcard races.


The A’s keep making mistakes. In their most recent ten judgments, they have lost eight. J.P. France, the Astros’ starter, is also dependable.


The Astros have triumphed in the rookie’s previous three outings, and his 2.43 ERA in June was oppressive. The A’s offense is lacking, and starter Hogan Harris has allowed at least four runs in his last four starts.


The Astros should win this series after scoring 21 runs in their sweep of the A’s in May. The Houston Astros will win by a predicted score of 6-3.


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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 7/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

 MLB Starting Time: 9:40 PM ET


Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, CA


Date: Thursday, July 20, 2023


TV: NBC Sports California


MLB Odds: Houston Astros -182


MLB Totals: 8.5


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