Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics Pick – MLB July 25, 2022

The Houston Astros are out west for a three-game tilt against the Oakland Athletics. They are coming off a sweep of the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park.

On Sunday afternoon, the Astros pummeled Robbie Ray for 10 hits and 6 earned runs in 3 innings of work. Ray had nothing to offer yesterday afternoon, as he struggled to put things together.

COMMANDING LEAD
The Astros have a 13-game advantage on the Mariners in the AL West. It was looking like the Angels and Astros early on, but the landscape has changed considerably since May.

The Angels folded and are 23.5 games behind the Astros in the division. Even by the Angels’ mediocre standards, this is an awful season at 40-55.

Houston has taken full advantage and clear as we approach August.

It’s unlikely that any team is going to pose a threat to the Astros. The Mariners came on nicely, but they’re not going to have enough. Chasing a wildcard in a tight race in the American League looks right.

The Astros enter the Coliseum on a five-game winning streak. Along with sweeping the Mariners, they were coming off two wins over the Yankees at Minute Maid Park.

Oakland lost an 11-8 final to the Rangers on Sunday afternoon. They were looking for a sweep, and made an 11-1 game look interesting late, but came up short. Winning a series is a step in a better direction, though.

Jake Odorizzi and Adam Oller are scheduled to be on the hill for this start tonight. Head below for our free Astros vs. Athletics prediction on July 25, 2022.

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics Live Betting Odds:

MLB Odds Courtesy of Bovada:
Team Spread Moneyline Total
Houston Astros -1.5 (-130) -230 Over 8 (-115)
Oakland Athletics +1.5 (+110) +190 Under 8 (-105)
Team Data Houston Astros Oakland Athletics
Overall Record 64-32 35-63
Away/Home Record 34-18 14-34
Batting Average .241 .213
Batting Average Away/Home .235 .197
Runs Per 9 4.53 3.45
Team ERA 2.98 4.36
Team ERA Away/Home 3.13 4.47

Astros vs. Athletics Prediction:

Jake Odorizzi will look to improve on a 3.56 ERA and 1.19 WHIP against the Athletics at the Coliseum tonight. He’s been in pretty good shape through ten starts this season.

Odorizzi isn’t an ace, but he is dependable and consistent.

He has a career ERA of 3.93 and a 1.24 WHIP in 229 games since 2012. Ten years later, Odorizzi is holding those same numbers in 2022.

IFFY VS THE A’S
Odorizzi is coming off a so-so start in a loss against the Athletics last week. He allowed 5 hits and 3 earned runs through 5.1 innings in a 4-3 loss at Minute Maid Park.

The veteran was coming off a stellar performance prior to that one against the A’s, though. He allowed 4 hits and no runs in a 6-1 win at the Coliseum in Oakland on July 10.

Odorizzi has conceded 1 or no earned runs in five of his previous seven attempts.

Overall, he’s been in good form against the Athletics, with a .216 batting average allowed in 97 at-bats. He takes on this team at the Coliseum, where the A’s have been awful with a .197 average and 2.72 runs per 9 innings.

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics Betting Trends:

Astros

  • Record (Last 10): 7-3
  • 8-3 overall in their previous 11 games versus the Athletics
  • 5-1 overall in their previous six games at Oakland
  • 4-0 overall in their previous four games after a win
  • 13-3 overall in their previous 16 games versus a right-handed starter
  • 17-5 overall in their previous 22 games after allowing 5 or more runs

Athletics

  • Record (Last 10): 6-4
  • 1-5 overall in their previous six games on a Monday
  • 3-11 overall in their previous 14 games versus a team with a winning percentage better than 60%
  • 2-5 overall in their previous seven games after their opponent concedes 5 or more runs
  • 7-19 overall in their previous 26 games versus a right-handed starter
  • 1-5 overall in their previous six games versus the Astros at home

  • Adam Oller needs a big start to hold the Astros down tonight. The rookie is going through serious turbulence through his first ten major league appearances.

    Oller enters with an ERA of 8.56 and a 1.98 WHIP this season.

    It hasn’t been difficult to get on base against Oller. He has a .409 OBA, so that will have to improve considerably at home tonight.

    The Coliseum hasn’t been a fun place to be for the A’s this season, Oller included. He has a 10.50 ERA and 1.67 WHIP at home in 2022.

    Oller may show improvement in this one, but it’s going to be tough with Odorizzi on the other side. Odorizzi is likely going to have the superior performance. I’m siding with the Astros to win and cover on the runline.

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Kyle E / Author

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