How to Watch Astros vs. Athletics: Live Stream or on TV

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On Friday, Justin Verlander will start for the Houston Astros (22-28) against Ross Stripling and the Oakland Athletics (21-31), with first pitch scheduled for 9:40 PM ET at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

If you’re intending to watch this game, keep reading for TV and streaming options for the Houston-Oakland matchup.

When is Astros vs. Athletics and when does it start?

This matchup between the Astros and Athletics will take place on Friday, May 24, 2024. Be ready to see the opening pitch at 9:40 PM ET.

Where to watch Astros vs. Athletics

The Astros and Athletics will hit the field at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for this matchup on May 24, and if you would like to catch the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on NBCS-CA.

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Astros Stats, Odds & Insights

The Astros have been favored on the moneyline 39 total times this season. They’ve gone 17-22 in those games.

Houston is fifth in MLB action with 62 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.

The Astros’ .426 slugging percentage ranks fourth-best in MLB.

Houston has a 4.58 team ERA that ranks 27th across all MLB pitching staffs.

The Astros have the third-highest WHIP in baseball (1.394).

Athletics Stats, Odds & Insights

The Athletics have entered the game as underdogs 42 times this season and won 14, or 33.3%, of those games.

Oakland ranks fourth in Major League Baseball with 65 home runs.

The Athletics are 15th in MLB with a slugging percentage of .387 this season.

Oakland pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.49 ERA this year, which ranks 24th in MLB.

The Athletics rank 24th in MLB with a combined 1.338 WHIP this season.

Astros Starter Recent Performance: Justin Verlander

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Brewers May 18 4.2 4 4 4 3 2
at Tigers May 12 7.0 2 0 0 8 2
at Yankees May 7 5.0 8 7 7 2 3
vs. Guardians May 1 7.0 6 2 2 2 3
at Cubs April 25 4.1 3 0 0 7 4

Athletics Starter Recent Performance: Ross Stripling

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Royals May 18 5.0 9 4 4 2 0
at Astros May 13 5.0 4 3 2 1 2
vs. Rangers May 7 1.2 10 11 5 2 2
vs. Pirates May 1 6.0 3 0 0 2 0
at Orioles April 26 5.2 6 2 2 3 0

Astros Key Players to Watch

Verlander (2-2 with a 3.97 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Astros, his seventh of the season.

The right-hander’s most recent time out came on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing four hits.

The 41-year-old has put together a 3.97 ERA and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings across six games this season, while allowing a batting average of .220 to opposing hitters.

Kyle Tucker leads Houston in home runs with 17 and runs batted in with 36.

Jose Altuve has collected 59 hits this season and has an OBP of .348. He’s slugging .473 on the year.

Jeremy Pena is batting .326 to lead Houston, while adding five homers and 21 runs batted in this season.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics will hand the ball to Stripling (1-8) for his 11th start of the season.

The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed five innings while giving up four earned runs on nine hits in a matchup with the Kansas City Royals.

The 34-year-old has pitched to a 5.19 ERA this season with 5.5 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.1 walks per nine across 10 games.

Brent Rooker paces the Athletics in home runs (11), runs batted in (32) and has racked up a team-high batting average of .286.

JJ Bleday is hitting .243 with 14 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 19 walks.

Abraham Toro has 11 doubles, a triple, five home runs and nine walks while hitting .282.

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