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    The Houston Astros (55-43) meet the Oakland Athletics (27-73) a game after Kyle Tucker launched three homers in a 6-4 win over the Athletics. The Astros are favored (-199) in this matchup with the Athletics (+167), which begins at 9:07 PM ET on Saturday. Cristian Javier gets the starting nod for Houston, and Paul Blackburn is Oakland’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Saturday, July 22, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:07 PM ET
    • Location: Oakland, California
    • Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    Astros vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -199 8

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: NBCS-CA

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank 10th-best in MLB action with 121 total home runs.
    • Houston’s .250 batting average ranks 17th in the majors.
    • The Astros are 17th in MLB with a .318 on-base percentage.
    • Houston’s batters strike out 7.8 times per game, the fourth-lowest average in baseball.
    • The Astros average 1.4 homers per game when playing away from home this season (71 total in road contests).
    • Houston has a .432 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.3 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The club averages 9.1 hits per game and is batting .258 away from home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Tucker leads Houston in OBP (.380), slugging percentage (.517) and total hits (106) this season. He has a .303 batting average.
    • Among all qualifying batters in MLB, his batting average ranks 10th, his on-base percentage ranks 10th, and he is 11th in slugging.
    • Tucker hopes to build on a seven-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last 10 games he is batting .389 with five doubles, four home runs, six walks and 13 RBI.
    • Alex Bregman is hitting .249 with 13 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 52 walks. He’s slugging .414 with an on-base percentage of .343.
    • He is 90th in batting average, 46th in on-base percentage and 94th in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Bregman takes a two-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .450 with a double, three home runs, two walks and six RBI.
    • Mauricio Dubon has 87 hits this season and has a slash line of .271/.296/.377.
    • Jeremy Pena has 10 home runs, 33 RBI and a batting average of .245 this season.
    • Pena has hit safely in two straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .182 with .

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics’ 93 home runs rank 24th in Major League Baseball.
    • Oakland ranks last in MLB with a team batting average of just .221.
    • The Athletics have an on-base percentage of .300 this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • Oakland ranks just 27th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.3 whiffs per contest.
    • In 52 games at home this season, they’ve hit 42 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • Oakland is slugging .341 in 52 home games this season.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .212 with 6.8 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Brent Rooker has put up 66 hits, a team-high for the Athletics. He’s batting .239 and slugging .467 with an on-base percentage of .332.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he is 117th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 70th and he is 44th in slugging.
    • Tony Kemp is batting .213 with eight doubles, three triples, three home runs and 28 walks. He’s slugging .307 with an on-base percentage of .306.
    • Jace Peterson is batting .213 with seven doubles, two triples, six home runs and 33 walks.
    • JJ Bleday is batting .210 with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 30 walks.

    Astros vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Cristian Javier (HOU) Pitcher Paul Blackburn (OAK)
    7 – 1 W/L 1 – 2
    96.1 IP 42.2
    4.39 ERA 5.48
    1.215 WHIP 1.594
    8.3 K/9 9.3
    2.5 BB/9 3.2

    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)
    • Athletics: Carlos Pérez: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Ramón Laureano: 10 Day IL (Hand), Esteury Ruiz: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Noda: 10 Day IL (Jaw), Kevin Smith: 10 Day IL (Back), 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), Brent Rooker: day-to-day (Illness)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Astros and Athletics (Last 10 Games)

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