Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros - DraftKings Sportsbook Promo and Prediction

July 15, 2022

1:45 PM ET Jul 15
Athletics vs Astros
Astros to win

On Friday evening, the Houston Astros will continue their MLB season by hosting the games against Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park. However, as the road side, Athletics will try to bounce back after losing their last match against Texas Rangers with a 5-2 score, while the Astros will aim to continue their winning streak after a tight 2-3 win against Los Angeles Angels. Currently, Athletics are at a 30-60 win-loss record, while the Astros have more wins with 58-30.

At DraftKings Sportsbook, this first matchup for the series is having the Astros valued @ -200 Moneyline, while Athletics is @ +170. Also, new bettors who place bets can claim the Bet $5 Win $200 MLB special promo offer.

The Pick: Astros @ -200
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Why bet on the Astros?

✅ Astros have more wins than Athletics, at 58 against 30 wins.
✅ Astros' probable pitcher Jake Odorizzi recorded 3.38 ERA with 31 K.
✅ Astros will win the game with Moneyline @ -200.

Teams: Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros
When: Friday, July 15, 8:45 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Betting Pick:Houston Astros to win Moneyline @ -200

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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros

Oakland Athletics

Currently, Oakland Athletics (30-60) is struggling in MLB and ranking fifth in AL West. Mark Kotsay’s personnel had gone 4-6 in their last ten games and will try to bounce back for the win.  

In this next match against the Astros, Kotsay will start Cole Irvin (3-7) on the mound. The left-handed pitcher averaged 3.32 ERA with 58 K this season for the team. Irvin will be supported by outfielders to win the defense game, namely Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Yuli Gurriel, and Korey Lee.

There are no main issues for the team, except that they desperately need to win to climb up the AL West table. 

Houston Astros

The Houston Astros (58-30) will try their luck at home court to win the game against Athletics. Manager Dusty Baker predicted to start RHP Jake Odorizzi (4-2) to play as starter at Minute Maid Park. This season, the 32-years-old pitcher recorded 3.38 ERA and struck out 31 times when pitching on the field.  

Nick Allen, Elvis Andrus, Skye Bolt will be the first inning batters and followed by the tam's other fielders to score home runs, namely Tony Kemp, Seth Brown, Dermis Garcia, and Sean Murphy.

There are also no injury issues for the Astros. But in this next match Astros will try to improve their scoring ability from their last match against Angels, at which they scored no homer. They will also play to continue their winning streak, increasing their win from their last ten games (7-3).

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