The Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros are set to clash at Minute Maid Park on the evening of May 13, 2024, starting at 8:10 PM, with light rain expected. The A’s will send Ross Stripling to the mound, who holds a 5.143 ERA this season. Facing him will be the Astros’ Spencer Arrighetti, who enters the game with a significantly higher ERA of 8.438.

As of now in the AL West Division of 2024, the Athletics are 11th with a record of 19 wins and 23 losses, a winning percentage of .45, positioned third in the division based on their 4-6 record in divisional games. They have gained 4 wins in their last 10 matches but suffered a loss in their most recent game. Their home record stands at 10-13 and 9-10 when playing away. The team has performed slightly better during day games with 11 wins, compared to 8 during night games, and has scored 167 runs while conceding 199.

Conversely, the Astros rank 13th in the same division, holding a record of 15 wins and 25 defeats, equating to a .38 winning percentage and are fourth in the division with a 5-5 division record. They’ve obtained 5 victories in their last 10 games, including a win in their last outing. With a home record of 7-12 and 8-13 on the road, they have struggled this season, particularly in day games where they’ve only secured 4 wins, as opposed to 11 in night games. The team has managed to score 178 runs but has let in 206.

In terms of betting odds for this matchup, the point spread is set at -1.5, and the over/under on total runs scored is 8.5. For moneyline bets, the odds are set at +153 for the Athletics playing away, while the home team Astros are at -183. These odds suggest that while the Astros are favorites to win, the game is expected to be competitive, potentially influenced by the pitching performance and recent form.