Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 7/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Oakland Athletics (35-63) are hosting the Houston Astros (64-32) at Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday. The starting pitchers will be Luis Garcia and Frankie Montas.
The Astros have hit 160 doubles as a team and have knocked 136 baseballs out of the park. Houston owns a slugging percentage of .424 and have struck out 721 times, while being walked on 335 occasions. As a unit, the Houston Astros are notching 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 14th in the league. They have earned 419 RBI's and 767 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate is .241. They have notched a total of 429 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .318.
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The Astros hold a team ERA of 2.98 on the year (2nd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 859 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.07 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.11. Astros pitchers have conceded 84 home runs and also 320 runs (2nd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 280 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.53 as a team on the year.
The Astros relief pitchers have a save percentage of 76.9% and has come into the game in 102 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 94 runners for the season with 28.7% of them crossed home plate. Astros pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 61 times and also have had 97 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have sent 286 relievers to the mound on the season. The relievers have racked up 63 holds so far this season (3rd in the league). They have accumulated 30 saves so far this year and have not converted 9 of their 39 save opportunities.
The Houston Astros have earned 2,420 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 709 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which ranks 18th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 64 double plays. The Astros have converted 72.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,260 innings on the field, which has them sitting 3rd in pro baseball.
Garcia has thrown 261 innings and has earned 276 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.51 (102 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.125. He has surrendered 212 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) with 82 free passes. Garcia (19-14 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.83 while he has gone up against 1,062 hitters in the majors.
The Oakland Athletics have a team on-base percentage of .274 and a team batting average of .213 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 824 occasions (12th in baseball) and have totaled 683 base knocks. Oakland has knocked in 78 long balls on the year as well as 305 runs batted in. The Athletics hold a team SLG% of .337 and they score 3.36 runs per game (29th in the league). They have 148 doubles, while getting a free base 244 times and earning 329 runs.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.315 and have a FIP of 4.26 as a unit this year. They are sitting at 22nd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 814. The Oakland pitching staff have conceded 447 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.34 (414 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.35 (744 strikeouts vs 316 walks). They have surrendered 107 home runs and they allow 4.68 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league).
Oakland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.9% out of their 179 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 110 times in high leverage situations in addition to 117 occasions with runners on. With 106 save situations, the Athletics have amassed 66 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. They are ranked 23rd in the league holding a save rate of 57.9%, and they have dispatched 331 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 38 save chances and they have earned 22 saves.
In 7,329 innings played, the Athletics have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (12th in MLB). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 78 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in MLB). The Athletics have accrued 832 assists, 57 errors and have 2,443 putouts so far this year.
Montas (34-32 career record) holds a 3.73 earned run average while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.22 and he has gone up against 2,309 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has surrendered 227 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.265 and a FIP of 3.7. During his career, Montas has surrendered 515 base hits while he has totaled 574 K's in 547 innings pitched.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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