Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 7-22-2023

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 7/22/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 7/22/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Houston Astros are back on the road and in the west. The Astros will travel to California to take on the Oakland Athletics. One of the better American League teams will play one of the league’s weakest teams in this game.

 

The Houston Astros enter this game with 54-43 and 30-21 road records. The Astros have 115 home runs, 808 hits, and 448 runs while batting.255 as a team.

 

Yordan Alvarez is the Astros’ top hitter, averaging.277 with 17 home runs and 55 RBIs.

 

A team batting average of 0.318 puts Houston Astros 12th in MLB. Astros have 164 two-baggers and 117 home runs to their credit. The team contributed 455 runs and had a team?batting average of 3.7.

 

With 821 base hits and 438?runs batted in for the season, their average is 0.249, based on 821 base hits and 438 runs. The Houston Rockets hit 0.410,?walked 306 times, called strikes 759?times, and slugged 0.410.

 

Due to a mediocre offensive performance during the regular season, the Astros rank 14th in MLB with a team OPS?of 0.728 and a run average of 4.69. Their 50 road games have given them a team OPS of 0.750 and 5.18 runs, making them one of the most effective road?teams in the sport.

 

Christian Javier, the?Houston Astros’ starting pitcher,?had a record of 7-1,?4.31 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 89 strikeouts?over 96 innings while pitching to?a 3.75 ERA and 1.26 WHIP.

 

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 7/22/2023

 

The Oakland Athletics had a batting average of 0.221 and an on-base percentage of 0.300 for the season. They have received a total of 721 hits and have been struck out 920 times, which ranks third in MLB.

 

This year, Oakland was responsible for 341 RBIs and 93 home homers. The Athletics rank 30th in MLB with 3.58 runs scored per game and a slugging percentage of.357.

 

They walked 321 times, generated 354 runs, and recorded 133 two-baggers.

 

Throughout the season, the Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.539?and a FIP of 5.19. They have?789 strikeouts?to 424 bases on balls, a ratio of 8.10 (K/BB).

 

Their pitching staff is ranked 29th in baseball, with 918 hits allowed. With 6.32 runs per nine innings and 137 home runs allowed,?Oakland finished?30th in MLB.

 

They allowed 612 runs, with an ERA of 5.97 (578?earned runs yielded).

 

According to Paul Blackburn’s Baseball Savant website, he performs admirably this season, as seen by his 95th percentile hard hit %, 88th percentile chase rate, 80th percentile barrel percentage, and 78th percentile average exit velocity.

 

His heater has been the most frequently hit among his six pitches (sinker, fastball, cutter, slider, curveball, and changeup), with hitters hitting it for a.407 batting average and a.704 slugging percentage.

 

The Athletics have a 5.57 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and 735 strikeouts in their rotation. Paul Blackmon is the team’s starting pitcher with a 6.51 ERA, 1.47?WHIP, and 44 strikeouts.

 

Out of their 188 inherited runners, Oakland bullpen pitchers have a 39.4% inherited score rate. Their bullpen pitchers entered the game 121 times with base runners and 116 times in high-stakes situations.

 

The Athletics had 63 save opportunities, 28 holds, and 17 missed saves. They have sent 329 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season, ranking them 28th in the league with a save percentage of 48.5%.

 

Oakland entered the game with 33 save opportunities available to their bullpen pitchers and came away with 16 saves.

 

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics. The MLB predicts that the Houston Astros will win this match. As the Athletics continue their season-long troubles, pick the away team, the Astros.

 

There is no reason to think the Astros won’t be able to capitalize on the fact that the host team is going through a squad restructuring.

 

In every area of the game, the Astros are superior. Houston will win, and they will cover the spread predicted to a score of 10-2.

 

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 7/22/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 9:07 PM ET

 

Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, CA

 

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2023

 

TV: MLBN

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -130

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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