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    Alex Bregman is only two hits away from his 100th of the season as his Houston Astros (72-41) ready for a matchup against the Oakland Athletics (41-71) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored (-346) over the Athletics (+271). Houston’s Luis Garcia and Oakland’s Adam Oller will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Friday, August 12, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -346 8.5

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros are third in MLB action with 156 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.
    • The Astros have the 17th-ranked batting average in the majors (.241).
    • The Astros rank 12th in the league with a .316 on-base percentage.
    • The Astros strike out 7.4 times per game to rank third in the league.
    • The Astros have hit 77 home runs at home this season (1.4 per game).
    • The Astros are slugging .436 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the team averages eight hits per game and is batting .248.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in OBP (.401) and total hits (98) this season.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, Alvarez is 24th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is second in slugging.
    • Bregman has 26 doubles, 14 home runs and 62 walks while batting .255.
    • Among qualifiers, Bregman ranks 77th in batting average, 25th in on-base percentage and 68th in slugging percentage.
    • Bregman has picked up a hit in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .375 with a double, a home run, four walks and three RBI.
    • Kyle Tucker has collected 90 base hits, an OBP of .334 and a slugging percentage of .458 this season.
    • Tucker takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .438 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and five RBI.
    • Jose Altuve leads Houston with a slugging percentage of .503, fueled by 43 extra-base hits.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics have hit just 96 homers this season, which ranks 27th in the league.
    • The Athletics have a team batting average of just .214 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics have an on-base percentage of .276 this season, which ranks last in the league.
    • The Athletics rank 15th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.4 whiffs per contest.
    • In 56 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 59 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .369 in away games this season with 150 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 7.7 base hits per game and batting .226 on the road this season.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Sean Murphy has accumulated a team-best OBP (.316) and slugging percentage (.424).
    • Including all qualified hitters, Murphy is 103rd in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 99th and he is 74th in slugging.
    • Seth Brown has racked up 79 hits to pace his team.
    • Brown’s batting average is 114th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 129th, and he is 37th in slugging.
    • Elvis Andrus is hitting .237 with 23 doubles, seven home runs and 29 walks.
    • Tony Kemp has 19 doubles, four home runs and 30 walks while batting .216.

    Astros vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Garcia Oller
    20 GS 8
    8-8 W-L 1-5
    3.93 ERA 7.63
    112.1 IP 43.2
    33 BB 24
    117 SO 29

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