On the evening of May 13, 2024, at 8:10 PM, the Oakland Athletics will challenge the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park under a forecast of light rain. Ross Stripling, sporting an ERA of 5.143, will take the helm for the Athletics. Meanwhile, Spencer Arrighetti, with an ERA of 8.438, will represent the Astros.

Currently, in the AL West Division standings of 2024, the Athletics are positioned 11th with 19 wins and 23 losses, a 0.45 winning percentage. They sit 3rd in division rankings with a record of 4-6. Their performance over the last 10 games stands at four wins, and they’re trying to recover from a recent loss. Oakland has managed 10 wins at home and 9 on the road. During day games, their record is slightly better with 11 wins compared to 8 in night games. They’ve scored 167 runs but allowed 199.

On the other side, the Astros rank 13th in the same division with 15 wins and 25 losses, which brings their winning percentage to 0.38. They secure the 4th place in intra-division games with a 5-5 record. The Astros have captured 5 wins in their recent stretch of 10 games and currently enjoy a win streak of one game. With a weaker home record of 7-12 and nearly identical road statistics, they’ve gathered more wins in night games than day games (11 versus 4), with a total of 178 runs scored and 206 allowed.

Regarding betting odds, the point spread is set at -1.5 and the Over/Under is at 8.5. The Athletics are the underdogs with a money line of +153, while the Astros are favored at home with a money line of -183. These odds suggest that bettors might lean towards the Astros for a win, but the Athletics could provide a profitable upset if they overcome their challenges.