Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics

HOUSTON ASTROS VS OAKLAND ATHLETICS

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Today’s matchup is between the Houston Astros (32-31) and the Oakland Athletics (38-26).

The Astros are starting Framber Valdez (LHP), who is 5-3 on the season pitching a 3.57 ERA, 2.85 FIP, .275 wOBA, K% of 26.4%, BB% of 5.6%, 91.4 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.12 WHIP in 70.2 innings pitched.

The Athletics are starting Sean Manaea (LHP), who is 4-3 on the season with a 4.50 ERA, 3.71 FIP, .304 wOBA, K% of 20.3%, BB% of 3.6%, 90.6 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.20 WHIP in 54.0 innings pitched.

The Astros are the 22nd best in the Majors in Relieving Pitching, while the Athletics are 23rd.

On the hitting side, the Astros have a .307 wOBA and a .311 OBP. The Athletics have a .309 wOBA and a .320 OBP. The Astros have 69 HRs this season while the Athletics have 71 HRs.

This game is close but I have to go with the Athletics, they have a slightly better batting team and should edge the Astros in this one.

  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 16 games.
  • Houston are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against Oakland.
  • Houston are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 13 games against Houston.
  • Oakland are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games at home.

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