Astros vs. Athletics Prediction, Odds, Picks - May 16

Astros vs. Athletics Prediction, Odds, Picks - May 16

Updated May. 16, 2024 8:00 p.m. ET

Abraham Toro and the Oakland Athletics will hit the field against the Houston Astros and starter Cristian Javier on Thursday. First pitch is at 8:10 PM ET at Minute Maid Park. The Athletics have been listed as +176 moneyline underdogs for this matchup against the favored Astros (-213). Houston is the favorite on the run line (-1.5 with -106 odds). The over/under for the matchup is set at 9 runs.

Here is everything you need to know from a betting perspective on the Astros-Athletics game, regarding the run line, moneyline and total, plus expert picks.

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Astros vs. Athletics Game Information & Odds

  • When: Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 8:10 PM ET
  • Where: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas
  • How to Watch on TV: SCHN
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Run Line Favorite Run Line Odds Underdog Run Line Odds
Astros -213 +176 9 -110 -110 -1.5 -106 -114

Astros vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Astros 5, Athletics 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
  • Win Probabilities: Astros 55%, Athletics 45%

Astros vs. Athletics Betting Insights

  • This season, the Astros have been favored 33 times and won 14, or 42.4%, of those games.
  • Houston has been at least -213 moneyline favorites three times this season and won each of those games.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 68.1% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • The Athletics have come away with 14 wins in the 39 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Oakland has a win-loss record of 4-5 when favored by +176 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Athletics have a 36.2% chance of walking away with the win.
OAK 1 · HOU 8
Oakland Athletics
Houston Astros

Astros Recent Betting Performance

  • The Astros played as the moneyline favorite for five of their last 10 games, and went 4-1 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings (all 10 of them had set totals), the Astros and their opponents combined to hit the over six times.
  • The Astros' ATS record is 5-5-0 over their past 10 games.

Astros Recent Stats

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 4.5
HR 12
ERA 4.40
K/9 9.0

Astros Player Insights

  • Kyle Tucker is the Astros best power hitter, hitting 13 round-trippers this season in addition to accumulating 29 RBI, both team highs.
  • Tucker ranks first in home runs and 14th in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Tucker takes a hitting streak of five games into this game. In his last five games he is batting .375 with three doubles, two home runs, six walks and four RBI.
  • Jose Altuve is batting .312 with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 15 walks.
  • Altuve ranks 37th in home runs and 149th in RBI in the majors.
  • Altuve heads into this matchup looking for his fourth game in a row with a hit. During his last five outings he is hitting .200 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
  • Jeremy Pena leads the Astros with a team-best batting average of .333.
  • Yordan Alvarez is hitting .257 with six doubles, eight home runs and 16 walks.

Astros Team Props

Hits O/U Total Bases O/U HR O/U RBI O/U
Jeremy Pena 1.5 (+205) 1.5 (+110) 0.5 (+550) 0.5 (+160)
Yainer Diaz 1.5 (+195) 1.5 (+100) 0.5 (+425) 0.5 (+150)
Yordan Alvarez 0.5 (-270) 1.5 (-115) 0.5 (+215) 0.5 (+110)
Jose Altuve 1.5 (+180) 1.5 (+100) 0.5 (+390) 0.5 (+175)
Alex Bregman 0.5 (-278) 1.5 (+105) 0.5 (+425) 0.5 (+135)

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Athletics Recent Betting Performance

  • The Athletics have played as underdogs in 10 of their past 10 games and won two of those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Athletics and their opponents are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games with a total.
  • The Athletics have won four of their last 10 games against the spread.

Athletics Recent Stats

Stat Avg/Total
Record 2-8
Runs Per Game 4.6
HR 11
ERA 5.33
K/9 8.4

Athletics Player Insights

  • Brent Rooker leads the Athletics in home runs (10) and runs batted in (28).
  • Rooker's home run total puts him eighth in the big leagues, and he is 20th in RBI.
  • Toro-Hernandez's .287 batting average paces his team.
  • Toro-Hernandez is 106th in homers and 107th in RBI among all hitters in the big leagues.
  • Shea Langeliers is batting .218 with six doubles, two triples, nine home runs and eight walks.
  • JJ Bleday is batting .248 with 11 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 18 walks.

Athletics Team Props

Hits O/U Total Bases O/U HR O/U RBI O/U
Shea Langeliers 0.5 (-204) 1.5 (+100) 0.5 (+220) 0.5 (+125)
Abraham Toro 0.5 (-200) 1.5 (+145) 0.5 (+550) 0.5 (+225)
J.D. Davis 0.5 (-141) 0.5 (-141) 0.5 (+500) 0.5 (+235)
Brent Rooker 0.5 (-164) 0.5 (-164) 0.5 (+255) 0.5 (+150)
JJ Bleday 0.5 (-149) 0.5 (-149) 0.5 (+425) 0.5 (+205)

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