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Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros 9/11/2023 MLB Tips, Picks, and Odds

Oakland Athletics (44-99) vs. Houston Astros (82-62)

As Major League Baseball season winds down, two teams with distinct success histories clash tonight in an intense showdown. Oakland Athletics (44-99) face Houston Astros (84-62). This contest serves as an engaging high-stakes platform both for these two clubs as well as anyone interested in pay per head services.

The Oakland Athletics have had an eventful season. Batting only 0.225, they have been struggling to put runs on the board this year, scoring only 527 runs so far. Their on-base percentage and slugging percentage stand at 0.302% and 0.373 respectively, showing they often outmatch opponents at the plate. Furthermore, their pitching staff holds an ERA of 5.61 while also boasting a high WHIP value of 1.54 which all spell trouble for Oakland in 2016. Something has clearly not clicked for this Oakland team this season.

The Astros offer a different story altogether. Boasting an impressive 82-62 record, their strength can’t be overlooked; boasting an 82.62 record with an impressive batting average of 0.261 and scoring 749 runs this season; on-base percentage (0.333), slugging percentage (0.437) and on-base percentage (0.333) indicate more balanced and effective offensive strategies while their pitching staff’s 3.97 ERA/1.29 WHIP ratio provides solid assurance they will hold up against opponents like Athletics;


Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros Game Info

When: Monday, September 11, 2023 at 8:10 PM ET
Where: Minute Maid Park
Stream MLB.TV


Mason Miller (0-2, 3.09 ERA) vs. Framber Valdez (11-9, 3.30 ERA)

Oakland’s Mason Miller may be inexperienced but is showing signs of promise. With a 0-2 win-loss record and an admirable 3.09 ERA and low WHIP of 0.9 over 23.1 innings pitched, one might overlook Miller’s strong 3.09 ERA and low WHIP (0.9 over 23-1/3 innings pitched). Although Miller hasn’t had many opportunities to prove himself yet, his strong strikeout numbers (25) against limited hits (14) and walks (7) suggest he may possess raw talent which could help him stand tall under pressure situations – although that might make him unpredictable at times in baseball!

Framber Valdez has proven his ability for Houston Astros this season with 174.2 innings under his belt and amassed an 11-9 win-loss record, 3.3 ERA, and 1.11 WHIP rating over 174.2 innings pitched – as evidenced by an impressive 168 strikeouts to 47 walks ratio in 174.2 innings pitched! Valdez’s experience playing high stakes games gives Houston an edge in this matchup.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -285, Total Odds: 8.5

The Oakland Athletics are clearly the underdogs in this match-up, as evidenced by their spread of +1.5 (+116) and moneyline of +250. On the other side of things is Houston Astros with their spread of -1.55 (-136) and moneyline of -285; total is set at 8.5 with over/under odds set at -105/115 respectively.


Oakland Athletics Betting Trends

The Athletics have not had a stellar run recently. Five out of their last seven games saw totals go OVER and they are only 4-4 straight up over that span with Houston; plus their 1-10 straight up record when playing on the road has been even worse!


Houston Astros Betting Trends

Houston is in strong form as well, having seen all six games go OVER and 5-1 against Oakland at home since January with no losses accumulated by either team. They have been particularly effective against them with an impressive 9-1 SU record at home during that span.


Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros 9/11/2023 Betting Picks

Based on trends, team stats, and starting pitcher analysis, the Houston Astros should be your choice for this matchup. Not only are they statistically superior in nearly every department; but also have more experienced and reliable starting pitchers who have shown consistent performances at home against Oakland.

Houston Astros appear to be an attractive bet when making MLB predictions, given their current form and home advantage. At current betting odds, betting on them to cover a spread of -1.5 at -136 could yield significant potential returns.

Free Pick and Prediction: Houston Astros 7, Oakland Athletics 3


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