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Guardians vs. White Sox Betting Picks - Today's Free MLB Best Bets, Odds, Predictions (9/15)

Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros, another article in our daily series of free MLB betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free MLB betting breakdown article is for Thursday September 15th, 2022.

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Today's Betting Overview - Athletics vs. Astros

The Athletics take on the Astros on Thursday September 15th at Minute Maid Park, Houston. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.

  • Matchup: Oakland Athletics (52-91) vs. Houston Astros (93-50)
  • Date: Thursday September 15th, 2022
  • Time: 7:20 ET
  • Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston


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Oakland Athletics - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

Heading into today's game against Houston, the Athletics have a record of just 52-91. This places the team 5th in the AL West division. The Athletics will need a win in today's game to move their record on the road (29-42) above the .500 mark. The unit is coming off a winning effort over Texas by a score of 8-7. So far, Oakland has won less than half of their series, going just 11-30-5.

James Kaprielian gets the start for the Athletics with a below .500 record at 3-9. With an ERA of 4.79, Kaprielian has had his struggles on the mound. Compared to other pitchers, he has an elevated batting average allowed (.247). So far, home runs have been a problem for Kaprielian. Through 109 innings of work, he has already given up 1.32 deep shots. For the season, James Kaprielian has averaged 1.46 strikeouts for every walk. This has come on a K rate of 16.0%.

This season, runs have been hard to come by for Oakland, as they are the 29th ranked scoring team, averaging 3.50 runs per game. This includes posting a season-long run differential of -177. Together, the Athletics offense has the 30th ranked batting average, at .217. Over their last three games, the team is hitting .304. In terms of home runs, the team is struggling to generate power at just 0.86 deep shots per game (26th). Leading into the game, the team's slugging percentage is just .348. Oakland's overall OBP of .281 puts them 30th in the league. So far, the team has a walk rate of 7.2%.


Houston Astros - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

The Houston Astros will host the Athletics with an overall record of 93-50, good for 1st in the AL West division. So far, Houston has been tough at home, putting together a mark of 47-22. Houston is hoping to add on another win, as they are coming off a 2-1 win over the Tigers. For the year, the team has played a total of 47 series, going 30-13-4.

For Houston, Lance McCullers Jr. gets the start, currently holding a record of 3-1. So far, Jr. has put together an outstanding ERA of 2.20. Lance McCullers Jr.'s WHIP of 1.33 comes in as one of the higher marks among MLB starters. On the season, he has held opposing hitters to a batting average of just .219. So far, Lance McCullers Jr. has a SLG% allowed .324, including giving up 2 home runs. Jr.'s strikeout pecentage of 22.0% comes in below the MLB average. So far, he is averaging 8.16 K's per 9 innings.

On the season, Houston boasts the 9th ranked scoring offense, averaging 4.52 runs per game. So far, the Astros have combined for a team batting average of .246, placing them 13th in the league. This includes batting .278 over their last 3 games. The team's lineup is hitting for power at an above-average rate, averaging 1.31 home runs per game (5th). Throughout the season, Houston's batters have been excellent at getting on base, posting the 6th best OBP of .320. So far, the team has a walk rate of 9.0%.


Today's MLB Betting Pick - Athletics vs. Astros

Heading into today's matchup between Oakland and Houston, the Astros are the heavy favorite at -330 on the moneyline. Houston's implied win probability sits at 76.74%. The MLB predictive model shows Houston having enough of an edge on offense and on the mound to take the Astros on the runline (-1.5).

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