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See heavy juice, reduce the juice, and repeat. Here are my Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics pick and prediction.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction: Can We Count On Framber Valdez To Get The Win Today?

See heavy juice, reduce the juice, and repeat. Here is my pick, prediction, and odds for the Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics.

Athletics vs Astros Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: July 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:07 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: MLB.TV

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Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Pick

1u - Framber Valdez To Record A Win (-140) (Bet $140 to win $100)

*Odds available at PointsBet at time of publishing*

I would play this to -160 at the absolute most and my top pivot would be a double result which I see for good odds everywhere. I like this specific prop more than the double result though because Valdez is capable of going late into games. Valdez has gone 6+ innings in 12 straight games. That gives us an extra inning to get the lead and put our faith in the top-ranked bullpen in the MLB. The Astros bullpen holds a 2.62 team ERA which is by far the best. If Valdez leaves qualifying for a win then I like our chances.

Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction

Valdez has a 2.67 ERA on the year and an even better 1.69 road ERA. The guy has been electric this year and faces a cupcake Oakland team. Oakland yesterday overtook Detroit as the lowest-scoring team in baseball. The Athletics score a whopping 3.16 runs per game and only average 2.5 runs per game in home games. Oakland hits .220 against lefties and Valdez is one of the better southpaws in the league. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to come to the conclusion that the Astros also have the better lineup. Houston is better in every single category you could suggest.

Zack Logue is on the mound for Oakland. He holds a 5.47 ERA in limited starts but gets a tough matchup today. This man has allowed 11 runs in his last seven innings of work. Astros enter this game as -315 favorites for a reason. Why would we think Oakland can keep this game tied or lead after six innings? I think this prop has massive value and any type of double result or Valdez to win bet should have value if you find it for -160 or less, the Astros ML is double that. This bet absolutely should hit.

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Josh has a knack for picking winning bets, and he specializes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. As a lifelong Detroit sports fan, he has plenty of time on his hands during playoff season. You can follow him on Twitter at @ThatGuyBets.


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