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    The Houston Astros (82-63) host the Oakland Athletics (45-99) on Tuesday at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros are moneyline favorites (-305) against the underdog Athletics (+243). Houston’s Justin Verlander starts against Oakland’s JP Sears.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -305 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet SW

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank eighth-best in baseball with 198 total home runs.
    • Houston’s .260 batting average is fourth-best in the majors.
    • The Astros’ .332 on-base percentage is fifth-best in baseball.
    • Houston strikes out 7.7 times per game, the third-best mark in MLB.
    • The Astros average 1.1 homers per game when playing at home this season (80 total in home contests).
    • Houston is slugging .407 with 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .252 at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker leads Houston with 148 hits and an OBP of .374 this season. He has a .288 batting average and a slugging percentage of .510.
    • He is 13th in batting average, 14th in on-base percentage, and 14th in slugging among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Alex Bregman has an OPS of .811, fueled by an OBP of .365 and a team-best slugging percentage of .446 this season. He’s batting .270.
    • His batting average is 47th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 18th, and his slugging percentage 68th.
    • Yordan Alvarez is batting .296 with a .578 slugging percentage and 85 RBI this year.
    • Jeremy Pena has been key for Houston with 138 hits, an OBP of .326 plus a slugging percentage of .393.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics have hit 154 homers this season, which ranks 22nd in the league.
    • Oakland has a team batting average of just .224 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics have an on-base percentage of .301 this season, which ranks 27th in the league.
    • Oakland ranks 24th with an average of 9.2 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 73 road contests this season.
    • Oakland is slugging .386 in 73 road games this season.
    • They are averaging 7.8 base hits per game and batting .233 on the road this season.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Esteury Ruiz has accumulated a team-high .340 slugging percentage. He’s batting .250 with an on-base percentage of .303.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks 100th, his on-base percentage ranks 125th, and he is 136th in slugging.
    • Brent Rooker paces his team with 99 hits and a .327 OBP. He has a batting average of .241 while slugging .466.
    • His batting average ranks 111th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 78th, and he is 48th in slugging.
    • Ryan Noda is batting .238 with 20 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 68 walks.
    • Tony Kemp has 13 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 41 walks while batting .214.

    Astros vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Justin Verlander (HOU) Pitcher JP Sears (OAK)
    11 – 7 W/L 4 – 11
    136.1 IP 151.2
    3.23 ERA 4.45
    1.159 WHIP 1.226
    7.9 K/9 8.4
    2.6 BB/9 2.6

    Astros vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Astros: Ryne Stanek: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Athletics: JJ Bleday: 10 Day IL (Knee), Austin Pruitt: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Angel Felipe: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Tarnok: 15 Day IL (Calf), James Kaprielian: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Yacksel Ríos: 60 Day IL (Finger), Richard Lovelady: 60 Day IL (Arm), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness)

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

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