Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros 9-11-2023 MLB Analysis, Odds, and Best Picks

Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros 9/11/2023 – Today in an American League battle that highlights their disparity, Oakland Athletics (44-99) take on Houston Astros (82-62). Mason Miller will pitch for Oakland while Framber Valdez of Houston will bring more experience. Whether or not you are experienced bettor, our in-depth analysis is sure to offer free MLB picks which could shape your betting decisions!

Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros

Date & Time: Monday, September 11, 2023 at 4:10 PM ET

Location: Minute Maid Park


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

Athletics+250-1.5 (+116)8.5 over -105
Astros-285-1.5 (-136)8.5 under -115

Oakland Athletics Analysis

Oakland Athletics have experienced an unfortunate season. Their offensive statistics paint an alarming picture: their team has posted only 527 runs this season while only managing to post a meager 0.225 batting average and on-base percentage (0.302) and slugging percentage (0.373). These low numbers not only demonstrate lack of power, but also demonstrate inability to move runners efficiently and capitalize on scoring opportunities.

Mason Miller stands as an outlier among a dismal year for the Athletics. Though his win-loss record stands at 0-2, his 3.09 ERA over 23.1 innings pitched has shown promise with only 14 hits allowed and one homer allowed. But inexperience and limited run support could prove costly when facing off against an aggressive Astros lineup.

Not surprisingly, Oakland Athletics’ performance on the road and against Houston Astros tonight’s opponents has been alarming. Their 5-15 SU road record over their past 20 games and 1-9 record in 10 road games against Houston pose significant challenges for them to overcome in this matchup. Given recent performances and existing team stats, many factors would need to go their way in order for Oakland to pull off an upset tonight.

Houston Astros Analysis

Houston Astros stand in stark contrast. Boasting an 82-62 record and boasting solid statistical numbers this season, their performance can be seen through their statistics and impressive stats. Their impressive batting average stands at 0.261 and they have notched an incredible 1293 hits during 2018. Their OBP of 0.333 and slugging percentage of 0.437 further demonstrate their balanced approach incorporating both power and plate discipline.

Framber Valdez has already earned 11 wins for the Astros this season with an 11-9 record and has posted an outstanding 3.3% ERA across 174.2 innings accompanied by only 1.11 in terms of WHIP. Furthermore, his strikeout-to-walk ratio stands out, having struck out 168 batters against only 47 walks; additionally only 16 homers have been allowed during his stint.

Houston’s strengths extend far beyond individual stats and extend into team synergy and tactical superiority. Their home record against Oakland stands out; 9-1 straight up when playing at Minute Maid Park over that span is testament to how tough a fortress it has proven itself to be for them in recent years – adding their recent run of form (they’ve won 5 of 6 games recently SU), it becomes hard to bet against them tonight.

Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros Against the Spread

Betting trends for both teams differ considerably; Oakland has experienced five consecutive games where their total has gone OVER, and are 2-4 straight up (SU) over their last six outings versus Houston; their record against Houston stands at 1-10 SU since their initial meeting and 1-9 on the road against them!

Houston has had six consecutive total games where their total has gone OVER, going 5-1 straight up against Oakland Athletics. Furthermore, seven out of their last ten meetings against them has seen the total go UNDER; making Houston 9-1 against them at home!

Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and starting pitchers, here are my picks:

Moneyline: Go with the Houston Astros at -285. Given their overall performance and recent trends, they are heavily favored to win.

Spread: Pick the Astros at -1.5 (-136). Given Oakland’s struggles on the road and Houston’s strong home record, this is a reasonable bet.

Total: Opt for the OVER at 8.5 (-105). Both teams have seen a tendency for high-scoring games lately, making this a plausible pick.

Predicted Score: Houston Astros 7, Oakland Athletics 3

Tomorrow night’s matchup between the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros is widely predicted to be one-sided due to their disparate fortunes this season. If betting online in Canada or anywhere else, make sure that all variables discussed above are taken into consideration for an informed betting experience.