Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros: 8/12/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros (72-41) vs Oakland Athletics (41-71)

Game Info: Friday, August 12, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Luis Garcia (8-8) (3.85) vs Adam Oller (1-5) (7.63)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -370 / Oakland Athletics +245 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Astros will host the Oakland Athletics in the first game of their series in the American League West from Minute Maid Park on Friday night. The weather is expected to be mildly humid with a 76.2% chance of rain and 9.4 miles per hour winds.  

The Houston Astros are coming off of a 4 run loss against the Texas Rangers in their last game. Maldonado and Alex Bregman homered with three RBI each as the Astros got the win. The series ended at 2-1 in a sweep in favor of the Houston Astros. 

Framber Valdez got the start for the Houston Astros. He has a 2.73 ERA, with 128 strikes and a 1.13 whip. He allowed four singles and struck out eight to get his third straight win here.

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Houston Astros right-hander, Luis Garcia will be the starter for this one. He has a 3.51 ERA with 43 strikes and a 1.27 whip.

The Oakland Athletics are coming off of a 1 run loss against the Los Angeles Angels in their last game. The series ended at 3-0 in a sweep in favor of the Los Angeles Angels. 

JP Sears got the start for the Oakland Athletics. He has a 2.30 ERA, with 18 strikes and a .80 whip. He allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings in his Oakland debut. The left-hander was acquired from the Yankees in the loss. 

Oakland Athletics right-hander, Adam Oller will be the starter for this one. He has a 7.63 ERA with 29 strikes and a 1.79 whip.

The Oakland Athletics are 15-36 in their last 51 during game 1 of a series and are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Oakland Athletics are also 3-12 in their last 15 games following an off day. The Houston Astros are 61-28 in their last 89 Friday games and are 36-17 in their last 53 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Houston Astros are also 63-30 in their last 93 games on grass. The Houston Astros should start this series off well with an easy game one win.

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Clayton’s Pick Houston -2.5

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