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    The Oakland Athletics (27-71) will look for another big outing from a slugger when they square off against the Houston Astros (53-43) on Thursday at 9:40 PM ET at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. JJ Bleday is on a two-game home run streak for the underdog Athletics (+167) going into this contest against the favored Astros (-201). Houston’s J.P. France and Oakland’s Hogan Harris will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Thursday, July 20, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
    • Location: Oakland, California
    • Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    Astros vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -201 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: NBCS-CA

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank 11th in MLB action with 116 total home runs.
    • Houston ranks 14th in the majors with a .251 batting average.
    • The Astros rank 17th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .319.
    • Houston strikes out 7.8 times per game, the fifth-fewest mark in baseball.
    • The Astros average 1.3 home runs per road game this season (66 total on the road).
    • Houston is slugging .432 with 3.3 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • The team is batting .260 with 451 hits (9.2 per game) on the road this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker leads Houston in OBP (.377), slugging percentage (.488) and total hits (102) this season. He has a .298 batting average.
    • Among qualified hitters, he is 11th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 12th, and he is 28th in slugging.
    • Tucker has recorded at least one hit in five games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .474 with three doubles, a home run, four walks and six RBI.
    • Alex Bregman has 13 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 52 walks. He’s batting .247 and slugging .398 with an on-base percentage of .342.
    • He ranks 97th in batting average, 52nd in on-base percentage and 107th in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Mauricio Dubon has collected 86 base hits, an OBP of .301 and a slugging percentage of .385 this season.
    • Jeremy Pena has been key for Houston with 80 hits, an OBP of .296 plus a slugging percentage of .387.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics rank 23rd in Major League Baseball with 93 home runs.
    • Oakland ranks last in MLB with a team batting average of just .221.
    • The Athletics have an OBP of just .300 this season, which ranks 26th in MLB.
    • Oakland ranks 28th in strikeouts per game (9.3) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 50 home contests this season.
    • In 50 home games this season, it is slugging .344 with 119 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 50 home games this season, they have a batting average of .212 while averaging 6.9 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Ryan Noda a has .375 on-base percentage to pace the Athletics. He’s batting .229 while slugging .418.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, his batting average is 130th, his on-base percentage ranks 14th, and he is 90th in slugging.
    • Brent Rooker leads his team with 66 hits. He has a batting average of .239 while slugging .467 with an on-base percentage of .332.
    • He is 118th in batting average, 71st in on-base percentage and 48th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Tony Kemp has seven doubles, three triples, three home runs and 26 walks while batting .210.
    • Jace Peterson has seven doubles, two triples, six home runs and 33 walks while hitting .212.

    Astros vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    J.P. France (HOU) Pitcher Hogan Harris (OAK)
    4 – 3 W/L 2 – 3
    70.2 IP 47
    3.31 ERA 6.51
    1.259 WHIP 1.489
    6.4 K/9 7.7
    2.7 BB/9 4.4

    Astros vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Yordan Alvarez: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jose Urquidy: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Michael Brantley: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Framber Valdez: day-to-day (Undisclosed)
    • Athletics: Carlos Pérez: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Kevin Smith: 10 Day IL (Back), Ramón Laureano: 10 Day IL (Hand), Esteury Ruiz: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), James Kaprielian: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Richard Lovelady: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Mason Miller: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Yacksel Ríos: 60 Day IL (Finger), Ryan Noda: day-to-day (Jaw)

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