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    Yordan Alvarez will try to collect his 100th hit of the season (he has 99) when the Houston Astros (73-41) take on the Oakland Athletics (41-72) on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored (-294) over the Athletics (+237). Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr. and Oakland’s Zach Logue will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Saturday, August 13, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -294 8.5

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros are third-best in baseball with 157 total home runs.
    • The Astros are 17th in the majors with a .242 batting average.
    • The Astros are 12th in the league with a .317 on-base percentage.
    • The Astros strike out 7.4 times per game, the third-fewest average in the league.
    • The Astros average 1.4 homers per home game this season (78 total at home).
    • The Astros are averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game while slugging .437 in home contests.
    • The club averages 8.1 hits per game and is batting .250 at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alvarez leads Houston in OBP (.401) and total hits (99) this season.
    • Among all qualified hitters, Alvarez is 19th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is second in slugging.
    • Alvarez hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .111 with a home run, two walks and an RBI.
    • Alex Bregman is hitting .255 with 26 doubles, 14 home runs and 63 walks.
    • Bregman is 74th in batting average, 21st in on-base percentage and 69th in slugging in MLB.
    • Bregman brings a four-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .400 with a home run, five walks and three RBI.
    • Kyle Tucker has 92 hits this season and has a slash line of .249/.336/.466.
    • Tucker takes a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .438 with a double, two home runs, two walks and seven RBI.
    • Jose Altuve leads Houston with a slugging percentage of .503, fueled by 44 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 .215 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics have an on-base percentage of .277 this season, which ranks last in the league.
    • The Athletics rank 15th in strikeouts per game (8.4) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 59 homers, an average of 1 per game, in 57 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .370 in away games this season with 153 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 7.7 base hits per game and batting .228 on the road this season.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Sean Murphy has put up a .321 on-base percentage and a .424 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Athletics.
    • Including all the qualified players in the majors, Murphy ranks 101st in batting average, 91st in on-base percentage and 74th in slugging percentage.
    • Seth Brown’s 79 hits pace his team.
    • Brown is 118th in batting average, 133rd in on-base percentage and 45th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Elvis Andrus is batting .237 with 23 doubles, seven home runs and 29 walks.
    • Tony Kemp has 19 doubles, four home runs and 30 walks while batting .220.

    Astros vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    McCullers Jr. Logue
    0 GS 7
    0-0 W-L 3-5
    ERA 4.79
    0 IP 35.2
    0 BB 12
    0 SO 27

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