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- Houston Astros Sports Betting Promos & Bonuses
- Houston Astros Betting Preview
- 2022 Over/Under Season Win Total Odds
- Houston Astros Futures Betting Odds
- Standings Data
- Houston Astro’s Picks, Previews & Predictions
- Offseason Transactions
- Offensive Stats
- Pitching Stats
- Positives & Negatives
- Houston Astros Pick & Prediction: Over 91.5
Houston Astros Betting Preview
After all of the scandal that surrounded the Houston Astros, they came out and had another brilliant season in 2021. They made it back to the World Series, falling to an Atlanta Braves team that just caught fire at the right time. This year, the Astros will be expected to be competitive once again, but they will have to deal with some important departures ahead of this year.
The nucleus of the Astros was something that was set to come apart to some extent this offseason, as free agency was set to result in some player movement. Now that some of that movement has taken place, the Astros do not look quite as bulletproof as they did in recent seasons. But they are still set to be a very good team and one of the teams on the short list of World Series favorites.
2022 Over/Under Season Win Total Odds
Houston Astros Futures Betting Odds
|BaseRuns Run Differential||+191 (5.29/4.11)||-5 (4.41/4.50)|
|Record in One-Run Games||21-19||10-14|
Houston Astro’s Picks, Previews & Predictions
Key Additions: None
Key Departures: Carlos Correa, Zack Greinke
The biggest departure for the Astros was Carlos Correa, who was a vital part of the lineup that had a ton of success with or without the help of trash cans. Correa signed with the Minnesota Twins, who have been near the bottom of the American League during the dynastic run of the Astros. Houston will still have a potent lineup without Correa, but it will not be quite as strong as in years past.
The loss of Zack Greinke is also a major negative for the Astros, as he had been a part of several successful teams in Houston. Houston will be getting Justin Verlander back from Tommy John surgery this season, which could help them replace Greinke. But the team could have had both and opted to stick with Verlander and let Greinke walk, which could hurt them if Verlander does not regain his old form.
|2021 (Rank)||2020 (Rank)|
|Batting Average (BA)||.267 (1st)||.240 (20th)|
|On-Base Percentage (OBP)||.339 (1st)||.312 (23rd)|
|Slugging Percentage (SLG)||.444 (3rd)||.408 (16th)|
|Weighted On-Base Avg (wOBA)||.336 (2nd)||.311 (18th)|
|Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+)||116 (1st)||100 (17th)|
|Batting Avg on Balls In Play (BABIP)||.303 (4th)||.273 (25th)|
|Strikeout Percentage (K%)||19.4% (1st)||19.7% (1st)|
|Walk Percentage (BB%)||9.0% (T-11th)||8.6% (19th)|
The Houston Astros remained an offensive powerhouse in 2021, with players like Jose Altuve leading them to incredible power and average hitting. One of the things that is so impressive about this Astros offense is the fact that they hit for power so effectively but still manage to strike out at a lower rate than the rest of the league. Even with Correa gone, Houston’s ability to put up crooked numbers offensively is expected to remain.
|2021 (Rank)||2020 (Rank)|
|Earned Run Average (ERA)||3.80 (7th)||4.31 (13th)|
|Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)||4.12 (12th)||4.33 (11th)|
|Adj. Fielding Independent Pitching (xFIP)||4.12 (13th)||4.43 (14th)|
|Strikeout Percentage (K%)||24.0% (12th)||23.5% (13th)|
|Walk Percentage (BB%)||9.1% (23rd)||9.7% (20th)|
|Left On Base Percentage (LOB%)||75.1% (3rd)||71.5% (14th)|
The Astros are solid from a pitching perspective, but they could very well take a step back in that regard with Greinke gone. Verlander’s performance this season will be extremely important as he comes back from injury and hopes to pitch like a number one starter all over again. But the majority of Houston’s games this season will likely be won with their offense.
Positives & Negatives
The biggest positive for the Astros remains an offense that scored a league-best 863 runs during the 2021 season. They have built up a powerful enough offense that losing players like Correa, and George Springer before him, will not derail them. They should still be one of the highest scoring teams in Major League Baseball as they adjust to life without Correa in 2022.
If there is a negative to be had with this team, it would have to be their starting pitching depth. With Greinke gone and Verlander’s production being a question mark following a major surgery, the rest of the Astros staff might not have enough gas in the tank to lead this team to another season where they get close to 100 wins.
Houston Astros Pick & Prediction: Over 91.5
Until the Astros struggle to win 90 games in a season, the over on their season win total is always going to be worth looking at. This year, they only need 92 wins for the over to come in, and they should be able to get there behind the strength of their potent offense. Bet the Astros win total over, and get ready to bet plenty of overs in their individual games this year as well.